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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Act 2, Scene 2, Fonsia counters that it is Weller who is vindictive. In what way?
(a) Because he has no relationship with his children.
(b) Because he will say anything to get her to play gin.
(c) For creating the rouse to get her out on the porch.
(d) Because he sued his partners just to get even.
2. What card does Weller give Fonsia in the final hand, that he claims to know she needs?
(a) A king.
(b) A jack.
(c) An ace.
(d) A queen.
3. Why does Fonsia discard a Jack in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Because she hoped to close the game with the next hand.
(b) So Weller can win a hand.
(c) Because Weller citicized her for holding too many face cards earlier.
(d) Because she doesn't need it.
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 laughing hysterically after drawing the card she needed to win.
(d) By taking Weller's discard and closing the game with it.
5. How did Weller find himself in this Home?
(a) Weller was placed in this home by the Welfare Department.
(b) Himself, by giving them the last of his savings.
(c) His sons placed him in "this cheap home."
(d) He had to beg them to take him now that he was out of money.
6. According to Weller, how many of his teammates attended Cobb's funeral?
7. According to Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 2, what is it that she likes about Weller?
(a) His sense of humor.
(b) His intellect.
(c) His stories.
(d) His sarcasm.
8. What evidence does Weller provide in Act 2, Scene 2 to reflect Fonsia's vindictiveness?
(a) Mrs. Gibran.
(b) Her plyaing of the Jack of Hearts.
(c) Her treatment of the Ash St. House.
(d) Her ex-husband.
9. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is Fonsia's first reaction to Weller getting the cards?
(a) Fonsia's first response is to claim she will win.
(b) Fonsia's first response is to pretend to be ill.
(c) Fonsia's first response is to proclaim that she will not play.
(d) Fonsia's first response is to leave.
10. 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.
11. What game does Weller deal while he and Fonsia converse at the start of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) A hand of poker.
(b) A hand of gin.
(c) A hand of solitaire.
(d) A hand rummy.
12. In dealing the last hand of gin in Act 2, Scene 2, what does Weller do differently?
(a) Asks Fonsia to keep score.
(b) Deals himself first.
(c) Deals to Fonsia first.
(d) Cuts the deck.
13. What confession does Fonsia make to Weller towards the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) That she did cheat at gin.
(b) That she did turn him in to the nurses.
(c) That she is also on welfare.
(d) That her son does hate her.
14. According to Fonsia, why does she acquiesce and play a game of gin in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Because the Sunshine Ladies were running late.
(b) Because she didn't want to interact with the Extended Family.
(c) Because it might shut Weller up.
(d) Because Weller would only pester her until she played.
15. Who does Weller claim to be talking to when talking to himself in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) To his 'little man.'.
(b) To his 'shadow.'.
(c) To 'the god of Gin.'.
(d) To his 'angel.'.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Act 2, Scene 1, who does Weller claim gave Fonsia the card she needed?
2. What is Weller's criticism of the Unitarian group in Act 2, Scene 1?
3. What illness put Weller in the convalescent home?
4. According to Fonsia, what scared her about her last encounter with Weller?
5. How long was Weller in the Bel Air convalescent home?
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