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

2. What happened to Weller's business?
(a) Weller was bought out of his business by his partners.
(b) Weller's business was shut down by the state.
(c) Weller gave his business to his sons.
(d) Weller was thrown out of his business by his partners.

3. What remark does Weller make in Act 2, Scene 2 that Fonsia considers the most insulting remark she has heard in her life?
(a) "You and your judgments ran [your husband] right out of the house."
(b) That Fonsia is "vindictive."
(c) The problem with people in the world today is that "they have a mother who's just like you,"
(d) "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,"

4. How does Fonsia win the last hand of gin in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) By Weller knocking.
(b) By knocking.
(c) By getting gin on Weller's discard.
(d) On the draw.

5. How did Weller lose his savings?
(a) He became ill.
(b) He spent his savings on trying to reconnect with his family.
(c) He spent his savings in trying to win back his business.
(d) Gambling.

6. How is the way in which Fonsia plays her discard in the final hand of the play vindictive?
(a) By taking Weller's discard and closing the game with it.
(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 laughing hysterically after drawing the card she needed to win.

7. What day does the final scene of the play take place on?
(a) Visitor's day.
(b) The day after.
(c) Saturday.
(d) 1 week later.

8. How does Weller use Fonsia's son against her in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) To underscore her loneliness.
(b) To underscore her wealth.
(c) To underscore her abrasiveness.
(d) To question her honesty.

9. What can be "rather awesome at times," according to Weller?
(a) The spring weather.
(b) The welfare beurocracy.
(c) His temper.
(d) The boredom.

10. What card does Weller claim Fonsia fed him in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) The Jack of Hearts.
(b) The Ace of Spades.
(c) The Jack of Diamonds.
(d) The Jack of Clubs.

11. When Fonsia confronts Weller about his ruse in Act 2, Scene 2, what is Weller's response?
(a) He grovels.
(b) He apologizes.
(c) He denies it.
(d) He looses his temper.

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

13. What is Weller's criticism of the Unitarian group in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) They want to improve everything.
(b) They want to criticize everything.
(c) They want to psychoanalyze everything.
(d) They want to steal everything.

14. In Act 2, Scene 1, who does Weller claim gave Fonsia the card she needed?
(a) Witchcraft.
(b) God.
(c) His little man.
(d) The Devil.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. When it comes to men, Fonsia admits that she's been what?

2. What word did Fonsia have to look up for twenty-five years?

3. Who was Ty Cobb?

4. What did Fonsia's son do to create a fissure in their relationship?

5. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is Weller referring to when he says "a warehouse for the intellectually and emotionally dead."

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