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 inconsequential mistake in her card playing does Weller bring to Fonsia's attention?
(a) For slapping her cards when calling gin.
(b) Of not putting the discard card face up when calling gin.
(c) Of not having her card total ready when calling gin.
(d) Of not putting the discard card face down when calling gin.

2. How was Weller possibly a dishonest business man?
(a) By cutting his partners out of the profits.
(b) By selling his company out from underneath his partners.
(c) By exaggerating his travel expenses.
(d) By taking more for his work than it was worth.

3. Who is Weller's accomplice in his ruse in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Mrs. Leala.
(b) Mrs. Gibran.
(c) Mrs. Mayes.
(d) The Sunshine Ladies.

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

5. When is lightning used in the final scene of the play?
(a) At the beginning and end.
(b) At the end of statements made by Weller.
(c) When Fonsia makes true statements.
(d) At times of dramatic physical action.

6. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is Weller referring to when he says "a warehouse for the intellectually and emotionally dead."
(a) The State Legislature.
(b) The Hospice Ward.
(c) The Home.
(d) The Senate.

7. What signs does Weller show of possibly having a heart attack?
(a) He collapses.
(b) His face turns red and he passes out.
(c) He clutches his chest.
(d) He stumbles and holds his right arm.

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

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 proclaim that she will not play.
(c) Fonsia's first response is to leave.
(d) Fonsia's first response is to pretend to be ill.

10. 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 sued his partners just to get even.
(c) Because he will say anything to get her to play gin.
(d) For creating the rouse to get her out on the porch.

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

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

13. Who does Weller claim to be talking to when talking to himself in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) To 'the god of Gin.'.
(b) To his 'angel.'.
(c) To his 'little man.'.
(d) To his 'shadow.'.

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

15. What action does Weller take to try to mollify Fonsia as she is crying on the porch?
(a) He kisses her.
(b) He holds her hand.
(c) He retreives the pillow for her.
(d) He puts his sweater around Fonsia.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1, if Weller could see himself, he would what?

2. What lie does Weller, through guess work, discover?

3. Why does Weller seek out Fonsia at the beginning of Act 2?

4. What remark does Weller make in Act 2, Scene 2 that Fonsia considers the most insulting remark she has heard in her life?

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

(see the answer keys)

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