Fences Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In response to what Rose tells him to do, what does Troy say he will do when the recruiter comes to the house?
(a) He says he will not ask the recruiter how much money is involved.
(b) He says he will wait to hear Bono's opinion.
(c) He says he won't sign the papers.
(d) He says he will sign the papers.

2. Why does Troy say that he's not impressed that Cory's being scouted by a football recruiter?
(a) Because Cory will never amount to anything.
(b) Because there's no money to be made by black men playing sports.
(c) Because Cory isn't really talented.
(d) Because Cory isn't making the kind of money he should to help his parents out.

3. What does Rose say about the possibility of improving one's life?
(a) She says that she hopes to improve her life some day.
(b) She says that she wishes Cory would look at life's possibilities.
(c) She says that Bono should try to improve his life.
(d) She says that some people don't know that improving their lives is possible.

4. What prompts Troy to tell a long story about how he saw Death in person?
(a) Troy tells Rose that before long she might be on her own.
(b) Rose tells Troy that he needs to buy some life insurance.
(c) Rose tells Troy he's going to drink himself to death.
(d) Troy is responding to Bono's request to hear one of Troy's stories.

5. At the beginning of Act 2, when Rose comes out and asks him to help in the kitchen, what is Cory doing?
(a) Washing the car.
(b) Shooting baskets.
(c) Mowing the lawn.
(d) Swinging Troy's baseball bat.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Troy returns from listening to the ball game and caresses Rose suggestively, what is Rose's response?

2. After Rose sends Cory out to help Troy, what do Cory and Troy work on silently for some time before talking to each other?

3. While Rose is grappling with the news of Troy's affair, what does Gabriel give Rose?

4. After Troy has confessed to the affair, what does Rose say she realizes about him?

5. Where does the money come from that Rose gives Lyons?

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