Blue Surge Test | Final Test - Hard

Rebecca Gilman
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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 Sandy respond to the interaction between Curt and Beth regarding Sandy being at the apartment?

2. Why is Doug looking for Curt in Act 2, Scene 4?

3. What can we assume has just happened based on the description in Act 2, Scene 5?

4. What brought Sandy to Curt in Act 1, Scene 8?

5. Why does the piece that was broken at the party upset Sandy so much?

Short Essay Questions

1. How have Doug and Curt switched roles? Support your answer with evidence from the play.

2. 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?

3. 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.

4. In Act 2, Scene 4, why is Curt so upset about the raid?

5. What evidence in the play supports Curt's decision to go after Sandy instead of staying at the apartment and talking with Beth?

6. In Act 2, Scene 6, when does Curt realize he has made a terrible mistake?

7. In Act 2, Scene 4, what does Curt tell Doug is the reason that makes it so easy for Curt and Beth to end a four-year relationship?

8. Is there evidence in the play to support the idea that Curt's stealing may be related to his past?

9. Is there evidence to support the fact that Curt may be in some trouble after stealing the money?

10. In Act 2, Scene 5, what are Curt's reasons for stealing the money for Sandy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Doug and Curt are both police officers but do not perform their jobs in the same way. They are also friends throughout the play.

1. Compare and contrast Doug's work ethic and technique to Curt's work ethic and technique.

2. Evaluate Doug and Curt's friendship. Are they both good friends to each other? Who is the better friend?

3. Would you like to have either Doug or Curt as a friend? Have examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Curt and Sandy discuss how they feel like they are watching themselves while alone in the state park.

1. What do they mean be this statement? How can someone watch themselves?

2. What does this quality reveal about both characters? Use examples from the play to support.

3. Do any elements about Doug and Sandy suggest that they understand how to watch themselves? Have examples from the play to support.

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