The Gin Game Test | Final 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 worry did Fonsia have when she was working?
(a) That she would misspell a word.
(b) That she would call someone by the wrong name.
(c) That she would forget her key.
(d) That she would forget the office number.

2. According to Fonsia, why does she acquiesce and play a game of gin in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Because she didn't want to interact with the Extended Family.
(b) Because the Sunshine Ladies were running late.
(c) Because Weller would only pester her until she played.
(d) Because it might shut Weller up.

3. What illness put Weller in the convalescent home?
(a) A stroke.
(b) Diabetes.
(c) A heart attack.
(d) Lung cancer.

4. Who was Ty Cobb?
(a) A baseball player.
(b) A musician.
(c) A football player.
(d) A basketball player.

5. According to Weller, Fonsia makes harsh judgments. How does he feel that she's judged him?
(a) Made him out to be crazy.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Made him out to be a potential murderer.
(d) Made him out to be a hopeless sinner.

6. What exclamation by Fonsia does Act 2, Scene 1 end with?
(a) "Gin. Goodnight!"
(b) "Gin you Jerk!"
(c) "Gin, Goddamnit. Gin!"
(d) "Gin! Gin! Gin!"

7. How did Fonsia separate from her husband?
(a) By putting everything he owned on the street.
(b) By suing him for everything he had.
(c) By packing up her son and leaving town.
(d) By moving out of the house.

8. As Fonsia loses her temper in Act 2, Scene 2, what changes take place in her language?
(a) She increasingly repeats herself.
(b) She begins to curse.
(c) Her grammar becomes worse.
(d) Her statements become condescending.

9. 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) Mocking him.
(b) Trying to beat him at gin.
(c) Manipulating him.
(d) Trying to find more things to tattle on him for.

10. 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 temper has lost him more than a gin partner.
(b) By suggesting he was always bound for welfare.
(c) By suggesting his wife wouldn't have left him had he been a stronger man.
(d) By suggesting his business partners were probably better business men.

11. According to Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1, if Weller could see himself, he would what?
(a) He "would quit playing cards altogether."
(b) He "would go send himself to bed."
(c) He "would call a doctor."
(d) He "wouldn't act this way."

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 will say anything to get her to play gin.
(c) Because he sued his partners just to get even.
(d) Because he has no relationship with his children.

13. What did Fonsia's son do to create a fissure in their relationship?
(a) Cashed out Fonsia's retirement accounts.
(b) He sold the Ash St. house.
(c) Decided to search for his father.
(d) Took over the Ash St. house, forcing Fonsia into retirement.

14. Why does Weller throw the score card to the ground in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Because Fonsia knocked again.
(b) Because he can't remember the score and it doesn't matter anyhow.
(c) Because he has yet to win a single hand.
(d) Because Fonsia stands up for herself.

15. Why does Fonsia discard a Jack in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Because she doesn't need it.
(b) Because Weller citicized her for holding too many face cards earlier.
(c) Because she hoped to close the game with the next hand.
(d) So Weller can win a hand.

Short Answer Questions

1. What signs does Weller show of possibly having a heart attack?

2. What card does Weller claim Fonsia fed him in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. What promise does Weller quickly break in Act 2, Scene 1?

4. Act 2, Scene 1 transpires how long after the end of Act 1?

5. What time of day does Act 2, Scene 1 take place?

(see the answer keys)

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