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 Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1, if Weller could see himself, he would what?
(a) He "would go send himself to bed."
(b) He "would call a doctor."
(c) He "wouldn't act this way."
(d) He "would quit playing cards altogether."

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

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

4. What worry did Fonsia have when she was working?
(a) That she would forget the office number.
(b) That she would call someone by the wrong name.
(c) That she would forget her key.
(d) That she would misspell a word.

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

6. When it comes to men, Fonsia admits that she's been what?
(a) Had to outsmart them.
(b) Unlucky.
(c) Been unhappy.
(d) Worn the pants.

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

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

9. How does Fonsia explain her son's disinterest in visiting her?
(a) He 'doesn't care for anyone but himself.'
(b) He 'has son's of his own now.'
(c) He 'is mad about the divorce.'
(d) He 'just doesn't bother.'

10. What force does Weller decide is at hand in Fonsia's winning streak in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Mind reading.
(b) Divine Intervention.
(c) Karma.
(d) Witchcraft.

11. What promise does Weller quickly break in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Not to yell.
(b) To not use the Lord's name in vain.
(c) To play fair.
(d) Not to lose his temper.

12. What parallel does Fonsia draw between Weller and her ex-husband in the final scene?
(a) He is also "a filthy foul mouth."
(b) He is also "always the victim."
(c) He is also self-centered.
(d) He is also abusive.

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

14. 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?
(a) Trying to find more things to tattle on him for.
(b) Trying to beat him at gin.
(c) Mocking him.
(d) Manipulating him.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Ty Cobb?

2. In Act 2, Scene 2, Fonsia counters that it is Weller who is vindictive. In what way?

3. How does Fonsia win the last hand of gin in Act 2, Scene 1?

4. In Act 2, Scene 1, after Weller claims that Fonsia will no longer receive any help from him, what happens?

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

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