The Gin Game Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What three cards does Weller need to win at the end of Act 1?
(a) Any 2 or the King of Clubs.
(b) Only the 7of Clubs.
(c) Any 5, any 6, or the 7 of Clubs.
(d) Any ace.

2. In Act 1, Scene 2, what does Weller attribute the winning streak to?
(a) An incredible run of luck.
(b) To his own chivalry.
(c) To Fonsia 'sand bagging' her skill.
(d) Ladies luck.

3. Weller's temper raises what concern for Fonsia?
(a) That Weller will begin breaking things.
(b) That Weller will start to curse.
(c) That Weller will have a stroke.
(d) That Weller will strike her.

4. When Weller begins losing his temper at the game, Fonsia threatens what?
(a) To stop playing.
(b) To start keeping score herself.
(c) To beat him without letting him score a single point.
(d) To start playing seriously.

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

6. What is the name of Fonsia's youngest grandchild?
(a) Bagley.
(b) Steven.
(c) Larry.
(d) Lonny.

7. How was Fonsia raised?
(a) As an Orthodox Jew.
(b) As a 'stoic Presbyterian.'
(c) As a Southern Baptist.
(d) As an 'old time Methodist.'

8. What card games is Fonsia familiar with?
(a) Pinochle and Solitaire.
(b) Poker and Gin.
(c) Pinochle and Rummy.
(d) Cribbage and Solitaire.

9. What is the minimum number of cards needed for a straight in gin?
(a) 5 cards.
(b) 3 cards.
(c) 2 cards.
(d) 4 cards.

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

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

12. What was the name of Fonsia's husband?
(a) Milton.
(b) John.
(c) Larry.
(d) Walter.

13. What is the dietitian's name?
(a) Ms. Cameron.
(b) Mr. Jabon.
(c) Mrs. Gibran.
(d) Mr. Jameson.

14. How many points do Fonsia and Weller play to in their first game?
(a) 50 point.
(b) 200 points.
(c) 150 points.
(d) 100 points.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Weller, how can you get more Hollywoods traveling West?

2. According to Fonsia and Weller, what does the Home lack more than anything else?

3. What does Weller blame his relationship with his children on?

4. Weller suggests what about his business partners in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. Weller draws what insult from the following statement by Fonsia: "I can't help it"?

(see the answer keys)

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