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D. L. Coburn
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Fonsia's oldest grandchild?
(a) 8.
(b) 18.
(c) 16.
(d) 14.

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

3. What best describes the relationship between Weller and his children?
(a) They have a mistrusting relationship.
(b) They have lost touch with one another.
(c) They have a 'fiscal' relationship.
(d) They have a combative relationsip.

4. What illness does Fonsia have that requires constant care?
(a) Lung Cancer.
(b) Alzheimers.
(c) Meningitis.
(d) Diabetes.

5. How many points does Weller post in the first game in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) 80.
(b) 0.
(c) 10.
(d) 100.

6. What mistake does Fonsia make in the first hand of the first game that spoils the round?
(a) Fonsia calls gin without discarding.
(b) Fonsia tells Weller she has all four aces.
(c) Fonsia lays her cards up face first.
(d) Fonsia lays down a pair without having gin.

7. When Weller suggests that Fonsia check with her doctor and not a welfare quack, what does she snap back at him?
(a) That her doctor is the best money can buy.
(b) That she can take care of herself.
(c) That there is nothing wrong with welfare doctors.
(d) That she is not on welfare.

8. While Weller's face is turning red in frustration, what is Fonsia doing?
(a) Crunching her candy and tapping her foot to a march.
(b) Watching television through the window.
(c) Frowning over her cards.
(d) Fiddling with her cards and humming a tune.

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

10. What does Weller blame his relationship with his children on?
(a) His parents.
(b) The court system.
(c) His second wife.
(d) His work ethic.

11. After losing the first hand of only their second game, Weller is no longer concerned about what?
(a) About cheating.
(b) About playing to only 80.
(c) About Fonsia's memory.
(d) About finding a worthy adversary.

12. What is it in Act 1, Scene 2 that makes Fonsia dizzy?
(a) The hot weather.
(b) Pills.
(c) Lack of sleep.
(d) Her winning streak.

13. According to Weller, what is the one sin in card playing?
(a) Playing with joker's wild.
(b) Discarding the ace of spades.
(c) Betting on the draw.
(d) Drawing to an inside straight.

14. How is the second hand of the second game won in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) By Weller, who wins in three rounds.
(b) By Fonsia, who receives a perfect hand.
(c) By Fonsia, who knocks to win.
(d) By Weller, who receives a perfect hand.

15. What change in appearance has overcome both characters in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) They are both dressed informally.
(b) They are both neatly dressed.
(c) Both are dressed for cold weather.
(d) They both appear ill.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Weller claims to have a good hand, what is Fonsia's response?

2. What does Weller think drives the management of the Home to provide entertainment?

3. What score does Fonsia win the fourth hand of gin with in Act 1, Scene 2?

4. What is the name of Fonsia's oldest grandchild?

5. What three cards does Weller need to win at the end of Act 1?

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