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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How did Weller lose his savings?
(a) He became ill.
(b) He spent his savings in trying to win back his business.
(c) He spent his savings on trying to reconnect with his family.
2. In Act 2, Scene 1, after Weller claims that Fonsia will no longer receive any help from him, what happens?
(a) Fonsia knocks and wins the game.
(b) He discards the card she needs for gin.
(c) He calls gin, but incorrectly.
(d) Fonsia is of help to him by discarding a card he needs.
3. What evidence does Weller provide in Act 2, Scene 2 to reflect Fonsia's vindictiveness?
(a) Mrs. Gibran.
(b) Her treatment of the Ash St. House.
(c) Her plyaing of the Jack of Hearts.
(d) Her ex-husband.
4. According to Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1, if Weller could see himself, he would what?
(a) He "would call a doctor."
(b) He "wouldn't act this way."
(c) He "would quit playing cards altogether."
(d) He "would go send himself to bed."
5. Why does Fonsia think Weller wants to meet her on the porch in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) She thinks Weller is simply sad.
(b) She thinks Weller is bored.
(c) She thinks Weller is lonely.
(d) She thinks Weller is possibly crazy.
6. What exclamation by Fonsia does Act 2, Scene 1 end with?
(a) "Gin you Jerk!"
(b) "Gin, Goddamnit. Gin!"
(c) "Gin! Gin! Gin!"
(d) "Gin. Goodnight!"
7. Who does Fonsia call for at the end of the play?
(a) The Nurse.
(c) For Mrs. Gibran.
(d) For her son.
8. What parallel does Fonsia draw between Weller and her ex-husband in the final scene?
(a) He is also self-centered.
(b) He is also abusive.
(c) He is also "always the victim."
(d) He is also "a filthy foul mouth."
9. How does Weller create some levity in the middle of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) By beating the furniture with his cane.
(b) By going into a tirade about the poor, drunken, condition of the Home.
(c) By dancing in the rain.
(d) By doing some card tricks..
10. What game does Weller deal while he and Fonsia converse at the start of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) A hand of solitaire.
(b) A hand of gin.
(c) A hand rummy.
(d) A hand of poker.
11. What does Weller accuse Fonsia of doing in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Of turning him in to the nurses and branding him a trouble-maker.
(b) Of cheating.
(c) Of convincing the staff to send a psychologist out to see Weller.
(d) Of convincing the staff to change Weller's medications.
12. How did Weller find himself in this Home?
(a) Himself, by giving them the last of his savings.
(b) His sons placed him in "this cheap home."
(c) He had to beg them to take him now that he was out of money.
(d) Weller was placed in this home by the Welfare Department.
13. What card does Weller claim Fonsia fed him in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) The Jack of Clubs.
(b) The Ace of Spades.
(c) The Jack of Hearts.
(d) The Jack of Diamonds.
14. What happened to Weller's business?
(a) Weller was bought out of his business by his partners.
(b) Weller gave his business to his sons.
(c) Weller was thrown out of his business by his partners.
(d) Weller's business was shut down by the state.
15. Who are the Sunshine Ladies?
(a) The nurses who hand out medication.
(b) A group that visits the Home.
(c) The ladies who prepare meals at the Home.
(d) A gospel group.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Fonsia do with the Ash Street house?
2. What can be "rather awesome at times," according to Weller?
3. 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?
4. In Act 2, Scene 2, Fonsia counters that it is Weller who is vindictive. In what way?
5. How was Weller possibly a dishonest business man?
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