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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Curt react to what Sandy does at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?
2. In Act 2, Scene 6, what does Curt reveal was his plan for the money he stole for Sandy?
3. What has Curt been doing for the last four years of his relationship with Beth?
4. How does Doug react to Curt's thoughts about jail?
5. What is Doug looking for in his office in Act 2, Scene 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is there evidence to support the fact that Curt may be in some trouble after stealing the money?
2. In Act 2, Scene 5, what are Curt's reasons for stealing the money for Sandy?
3. How have Doug and Curt switched roles? Support your answer with evidence from the play.
4. Does Curt have any real reason to feel like Beth keeps him around so she can feel good about herself? Use evidence from the play to support your answer.
5. How does Curt feel about Sandy arriving at this apartment in the middle of the night?
6. Sandy's mother has been married five times. Why was the death of one of those husbands so upsetting to her?
7. Where does Sandy go to for help before returning to her apartment to find the padlocked door in Act 2, Scene 2? What happens when she gets there?
8. Is there evidence in the play to support Doug's feeling that Heather might be faking her interest in him?
9. Based on the description of the Act 2, Scene 1, setting, what can we assume about Curt and Sandy's sleeping arrangements?
10. What about Sandy's personality makes her horrified at Curt stealing the money? Use examples from the play to support your answer.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sandy and Heather are both prostitutes, but Sandy is the only one who continues with prostitution through the end of the play. They also have a friendship that has its ups and downs.
1. Why does Heather stop being a prostitute? Did it surprise you that Heather was the one who chose a family life and Sandy continued being a prostitute?
2. Are Heather and Sandy better friends at the beginning or the end of the play? Have examples from the play to support your answer.
3. Would you like to have either Heather or Sandy as a friend? Have examples from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
The law is a focus in this play, and it is broken in several ways.
1. Which characters break the law and how is it broken?
2. Compare and contrast the laws that were broken. Does one seem to be worse than the others? Why or why not?
3. Are there instances in Curt's character where his stealing seems to be an innate quality? Where and why?
Essay Topic 3
Sandy comes home to find her apartment destroyed and chained closed because Heather allowed her friends to have free reign of Sandy's apartment.
1. Should Sandy have to suffer because of Heather's mistakes? Was Sandy partially responsible for what happened to the apartment? Why or why not? Use examples from the play to support.
2. What does Heather's behavior with the apartment show about her character? Use examples from the play to support.
3. How would the story have changed if Heather or Sandy had been more responsible for the apartment? How would this change have impacted the outcome of the play? Use examples from the play to support.
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