The Gin Game Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is 'reassuring' to Weller?
(a) That Fonsia is carrying high cards.
(b) That Fonsia isn't even trying.
(c) That Fonsia isn't happy about winning.
(d) That Fonsia is getting a big head.

2. How long has Fonsia been at the home?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Three weeks.
(c) Four weeks.
(d) Three days.

3. Fonsia claims that her mother would have killed her for playing cards. Why is that?
(a) Fonsia's mother considered card playing a man's game, and would have looked down upon it.
(b) Fonsia's mother considered card playing gambling, and would have looked down upon it.
(c) Fonsia's mother considered card playing below their station, and would have looked down upon it.
(d) Fonsia's mother considered card playing a sin, and would have looked down upon it.

4. What does Weller think drives the management of the Home to provide entertainment?
(a) That without entertainment the tenants would 'revolt.'
(b) That without entertainment the tenants would 'drop dead... en masse.'
(c) That without entertainment the tenants would 'find some other dive to die in.'
(d) That without entertainment the tenants would 'turn them in for their cooking.'

5. What does the family of Gladys Maye do to Weller that annoys him?
(a) Uses him as an example of a content retiree.
(b) Uses him an example of a possible 'play mate.'
(c) Uses him as an example of a possible suitor.
(d) Uses him as an example of a well-fed tenant.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many grandchildren does Fonsia have?

2. What is it in Act 1, Scene 2 that makes Fonsia dizzy?

3. How many cards are dealt to the dealer in the gin game?

4. Where does Fonsia misplace her card in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. According to Fonsia, the staff never offers her 'her' medicine, but instead patronizingly does what?

(see the answer key)

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