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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 1, after Weller claims that Fonsia will no longer receive any help from him, what happens?
(a) He calls gin, but incorrectly.
(b) Fonsia knocks and wins the game.
(c) Fonsia is of help to him by discarding a card he needs.
(d) He discards the card she needs for gin.
2. Why does Weller throw the score card to the ground in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Because Fonsia knocked again.
(b) Because Fonsia stands up for herself.
(c) Because he has yet to win a single hand.
(d) Because he can't remember the score and it doesn't matter anyhow.
3. How did Weller find himself in this Home?
(a) His sons placed him in "this cheap home."
(b) He had to beg them to take him now that he was out of money.
(c) Weller was placed in this home by the Welfare Department.
(d) Himself, by giving them the last of his savings.
4. How does Weller use Fonsia's son against her in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) To underscore her wealth.
(b) To underscore her abrasiveness.
(c) To question her honesty.
(d) To underscore her loneliness.
5. How did Fonsia separate from her husband?
(a) By moving out of the house.
(b) By packing up her son and leaving town.
(c) By suing him for everything he had.
(d) By putting everything he owned on the street.
6. When is lightning used in the final scene of the play?
(a) At the end of statements made by Weller.
(b) When Fonsia makes true statements.
(c) At times of dramatic physical action.
(d) At the beginning and end.
7. What lie does Weller, through guess work, discover?
(a) That Fonsia lied about having never played cards before.
(b) Where Fonsia's son lives.
(c) That Fonsia lied about having a sister in Ottawa.
(d) That Fonsia lied about being divorced.
8. At the end of Act 2, Scene 1, what does Fonsia threaten to do to Weller?
(a) Call her son.
(b) Throw the cards away.
(c) Call a nurse.
(d) Call the police.
9. How does Fonsia win the last hand of gin in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) On the draw.
(b) By Weller knocking.
(c) By knocking.
(d) By getting gin on Weller's discard.
10. What game does Weller deal while he and Fonsia converse at the start of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) A hand of gin.
(b) A hand of poker.
(c) A hand of solitaire.
(d) A hand rummy.
11. When it comes to men, Fonsia admits that she's been what?
(a) Had to outsmart them.
(b) Been unhappy.
(c) Worn the pants.
12. What one subject does Mrs. Leala want to discuss?
(a) Her plans for going to the Presbyterian Home.
(b) Only food.
(c) Only her funeral arrangements.
(d) Only her son William.
13. 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 his business partners were probably better business men.
(c) By suggesting his wife wouldn't have left him had he been a stronger man.
(d) By suggesting he was always bound for welfare.
14. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is Fonsia's first reaction to Weller getting the cards?
(a) Fonsia's first response is to pretend to be ill.
(b) Fonsia's first response is to leave.
(c) Fonsia's first response is to proclaim that she will not play.
(d) Fonsia's first response is to claim she will win.
15. What happened to Weller's business?
(a) Weller was bought out of his business by his partners.
(b) Weller was thrown out of his business by his partners.
(c) Weller's business was shut down by the state.
(d) Weller gave his business to his sons.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Fonsia confronts Weller about his ruse in Act 2, Scene 2, what is Weller's response?
2. How does Weller plan to trick Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1?
3. After making the mistake of getting sick, what mistake did Weller make next?
4. 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?
5. What exclamation by Fonsia does Act 2, Scene 1 end with?
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