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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How is the way in which Fonsia plays her discard in the final hand of the play vindictive?
(a) By laughing hysterically after drawing the card she needed to win.
(b) By pretending to discard the card Weller needs, then calling gin at the last second.
(c) By calling Weller a name as she calls gin.
(d) By taking Weller's discard and closing the game with it.
2. According to Weller in Act 2, Scene 1, what is the hottest topic of discussion at the Home?
(a) The gospel hour.
(b) Canned vegetables.
(c) One's funeral arrangements.
3. What exclamation by Fonsia does Act 2, Scene 1 end with?
(a) "Gin, Goddamnit. Gin!"
(b) "Gin! Gin! Gin!"
(c) "Gin you Jerk!"
(d) "Gin. Goodnight!"
4. Weller says he would have knocked Fonsia's teeth in had she done to him what she did to her spouse. What is her response?
(a) Asks if this is why his first wife left him.
(b) She would never have given him the chance.
(c) She would have had him thrown in jail.
(d) He wouldn't dare.
5. What remark does Weller make in Act 2, Scene 2 that Fonsia considers the most insulting remark she has heard in her life?
(a) The problem with people in the world today is that "they have a mother who's just like you,"
(b) "You and your judgments ran [your husband] right out of the house."
(c) "You've made [your son] feel like the lowest piece of crap on earth for so long he can't stand the sight of you,"
(d) That Fonsia is "vindictive."
6. What confession does Fonsia make to Weller towards the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) That she did cheat at gin.
(b) That she did turn him in to the nurses.
(c) That her son does hate her.
(d) That she is also on welfare.
7. How does Weller plan to trick Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) By discarding a face card.
(b) By switching the card he plans to discard at the last second.
(c) By knocking.
(d) By discarding a card that he needs.
8. How does Weller use Fonsia's son against her in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) To underscore her loneliness.
(b) To underscore her abrasiveness.
(c) To underscore her wealth.
(d) To question her honesty.
9. How does Weller create some levity in the middle of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) By doing some card tricks..
(b) By beating the furniture with his cane.
(c) By dancing in the rain.
(d) By going into a tirade about the poor, drunken, condition of the Home.
10. What inconsequential mistake in her card playing does Weller bring to Fonsia's attention?
(a) Of not having her card total ready when calling gin.
(b) For slapping her cards when calling gin.
(c) Of not putting the discard card face down when calling gin.
(d) Of not putting the discard card face up when calling gin.
11. What is the Extended Family?
(a) A group that visited the Home to steal goods, but under the auspices of being an entertainment.
(b) A group that visited the Home looking for substitute Grandparents.
(c) It is what the staff refers to themselves as.
(d) A church group that delivers canned food to the Home.
12. Who does Weller claim to be talking to when talking to himself in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) To 'the god of Gin.'.
(b) To his 'shadow.'.
(c) To his 'little man.'.
(d) To his 'angel.'.
13. How long was Weller in the Bel Air convalescent home?
(a) 1/2 year.
(b) 3 years.
(c) 2.5 years.
(d) 2 years.
14. In Act 2, Scene 1, what threat brings Fonsia to the card table?
(a) The threat of rain.
(b) The threat of gospel hour.
(c) The threat of interacting with the other 'glassy eyed' tenants.
(d) The threat of another magicial performace.
15. How did Fonsia separate from her husband?
(a) By putting everything he owned on the street.
(b) By packing up her son and leaving town.
(c) By suing him for everything he had.
(d) By moving out of the house.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Act 2, Scene 1, who does Weller claim gave Fonsia the card she needed?
2. In Act 2, Scene 1, according to Fonsia, every second breath of Weller's has to be what?
3. Who was Ty Cobb?
4. In Act 2, Scene 1, Fonsia criticizes Weller for what?
5. What kept Fonsia's husband from using violence against her?
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