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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Weller create some levity in the middle of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) By doing some card tricks..
(b) By going into a tirade about the poor, drunken, condition of the Home.
(c) By dancing in the rain.
(d) By beating the furniture with his cane.
2. In Act 2, Scene 2, how does Fonsia drive home the example of Weller always having to be 'the victim of bad luck,' as opposed to accepting his mistakes?
(a) By suggesting his wife wouldn't have left him had he been a stronger man.
(b) By suggesting he was always bound for welfare.
(c) By suggesting his temper has lost him more than a gin partner.
(d) By suggesting his business partners were probably better business men.
3. According to Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 2, what is it that she likes about Weller?
(a) His sarcasm.
(b) His stories.
(c) His sense of humor.
(d) His intellect.
4. How is the way in which Fonsia plays her discard in the final hand of the play vindictive?
(a) By calling Weller a name as she calls gin.
(b) By pretending to discard the card Weller needs, then calling gin at the last second.
(c) By taking Weller's discard and closing the game with it.
(d) By laughing hysterically after drawing the card she needed to win.
5. After making the mistake of getting sick, what mistake did Weller make next?
(a) The next mistake Weller made was the mistake of falling in love.
(b) Of trying to "fix things."
(c) Of getting well.
(d) Of going back to work.
6. In Act 2, Scene 1, what threat brings Fonsia to the card table?
(a) The threat of rain.
(b) The threat of another magicial performace.
(c) The threat of gospel hour.
(d) The threat of interacting with the other 'glassy eyed' tenants.
7. What illness put Weller in the convalescent home?
(a) A heart attack.
(c) A stroke.
(d) Lung cancer.
8. What entertainment takes place over the last hand of gin?
(a) The Extended Family visits.
(b) A magic performance takes place.
(c) A televangelist plays in the background.
(d) A choir strikes up.
9. In dealing the last hand of gin in Act 2, Scene 2, what does Weller do differently?
(a) Asks Fonsia to keep score.
(b) Cuts the deck.
(c) Deals to Fonsia first.
(d) Deals himself first.
10. What day does the final scene of the play take place on?
(a) 1 week later.
(b) Visitor's day.
(d) The day after.
11. What can be "rather awesome at times," according to Weller?
(a) His temper.
(b) The spring weather.
(c) The welfare beurocracy.
(d) The boredom.
12. In Act 2, Scene 2, Fonsia counters that it is Weller who is vindictive. In what way?
(a) For creating the rouse to get her out on the porch.
(b) Because he sued his partners just to get even.
(c) Because he has no relationship with his children.
(d) Because he will say anything to get her to play gin.
13. What remark does Weller make in Act 2, Scene 2 that Fonsia considers the most insulting remark she has heard in her life?
(a) That Fonsia is "vindictive."
(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) The problem with people in the world today is that "they have a mother who's just like you,"
14. What are Weller's final words of the play?
(a) His final words are to call for a doctor.
(b) "Gin, gin, gin."
(c) "I win, I win!"
(d) "Damnit to hell"
15. In Act 2, Scene 1, Fonsia criticizes Weller for what?
(a) Having a sarcastic streak and a horrible temper.
(b) Having a bad temper and a chauvinist streak.
(c) Having a sarcastic streak and a chauvinist attitude.
(d) Having a horrible temper and being a racist.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Weller lose his savings?
2. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is Weller referring to when he says "a warehouse for the intellectually and emotionally dead."
3. According to Weller, how many of his teammates attended Cobb's funeral?
4. What word did Fonsia have to look up for twenty-five years?
5. What evidence does Weller provide in Act 2, Scene 2 to reflect Fonsia's vindictiveness?
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