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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Fonsia confronts Weller about his ruse in Act 2, Scene 2, what is Weller's response?
(a) He grovels.
(b) He looses his temper.
(c) He apologizes.
(d) He denies it.
2. In Act 2, Scene 1, according to Fonsia, every second breath of Weller's has to be what?
(b) An insult.
(c) A curse.
3. How did Fonsia separate from her husband?
(a) By packing up her son and leaving town.
(b) By putting everything he owned on the street.
(c) By moving out of the house.
(d) By suing him for everything he had.
4. How does Weller use Fonsia's son against her in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) To underscore her wealth.
(b) To underscore her loneliness.
(c) To question her honesty.
(d) To underscore her abrasiveness.
5. How does Fonsia win the last hand of gin in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) On the draw.
(b) By knocking.
(c) By Weller knocking.
(d) By getting gin on Weller's discard.
6. What confession does Fonsia make to Weller towards the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) That her son does hate her.
(b) That she did cheat at gin.
(c) That she did turn him in to the nurses.
(d) That she is also on welfare.
7. In Act 2, Scene 1, who does Weller claim gave Fonsia the card she needed?
(b) The Devil.
(c) His little man.
8. 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.
9. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is Weller referring to when he says "a warehouse for the intellectually and emotionally dead."
(a) The Home.
(b) The Hospice Ward.
(c) The State Legislature.
(d) The Senate.
10. Why does Fonsia discard a Jack in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Because Weller citicized her for holding too many face cards earlier.
(b) So Weller can win a hand.
(c) Because she hoped to close the game with the next hand.
(d) Because she doesn't need it.
11. How does Weller plan to trick Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) By discarding a face card.
(b) By knocking.
(c) By switching the card he plans to discard at the last second.
(d) By discarding a card that he needs.
12. 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've made [your son] feel like the lowest piece of crap on earth for so long he can't stand the sight of you,"
(c) "You and your judgments ran [your husband] right out of the house."
(d) That Fonsia is "vindictive."
13. What promise does Weller quickly break in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Not to yell.
(b) To play fair.
(c) Not to lose his temper.
(d) To not use the Lord's name in vain.
14. According to Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 2, what is it that she likes about Weller?
(a) His intellect.
(b) His stories.
(c) His sarcasm.
(d) His sense of humor.
15. In Act 2, Scene 2, what does Weller accuse Fonsia of doing by coming out to the porch when she knew it was a ruse?
(a) Trying to beat him at gin.
(b) Manipulating him.
(c) Trying to find more things to tattle on him for.
(d) Mocking him.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Weller's criticism of the Unitarian group in Act 2, Scene 1?
2. What action does Weller take to try to mollify Fonsia as she is crying on the porch?
3. How was Weller possibly a dishonest business man?
4. According to Fonsia, why does she acquiesce and play a game of gin in Act 2, Scene 1?
5. According to Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1, if Weller could see himself, he would what?
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