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D. L. Coburn
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How large are the rooms at the home, according to Fonsia?
(a) 10 foot by 15 foot shoe boxes.
(b) 8 foot by 8 foot closets.
(c) 10 foot square boxes.
(d) 12 foot by 12 foot cubes.

2. In Act 1, Scene 2, Weller explains how he started enjoying playing gin earlier in life. What context did he play in?
(a) As a businessman on business trips.
(b) As a traveling salesman.
(c) As a father.
(d) As a business partner.

3. What illness does Fonsia have that requires constant care?
(a) Meningitis.
(b) Diabetes.
(c) Lung Cancer.
(d) Alzheimers.

4. At the start of the first hand in Act 1, Scene 2, Fonsia claims gin has what effect on her?
(a) A motivating effect.
(b) A relaxing effect.
(c) A stressful effect.
(d) An assuring effect.

5. According to Weller, how can you get more Hollywoods traveling West?
(a) Because of the number of stops.
(b) Because of headwinds.
(c) Because you get one more Hollywood in LA.
(d) Because there are always more people going that direction.

Short Answer Questions

1. Weller describes what as being the worst feeling of his life?

2. Fonsia has how many siblings?

3. What is Fonsia's son's name?

4. Weller's temper raises what concern for Fonsia?

5. According to Fonsia and Weller, what does the Home lack more than anything else?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the exchange of the sweater in Act 2, Scene 2. What could the exchange of the sweater represent?

2. Prior to the deal being made in Act 1, Scene 2, how would you characterize this scene - as more of a comedy or a tragedy?

3. Weller guesses that Fonsia lied to him about her son's whereabouts. What is the significance of the lie, and what other lies has she told?

4. Towards the end of Act 1, Scene 2, Weller begins misinterpreting what Fonsia says. How do these misinterpretations move the play?

5. Why might Fonsia have thought that 'this day' was going to be particularly bad in Act 1, Scene 1?

6. What is knocking?

7. What about the Presbyterian home threatens both characters?

8. What is the significance of the choir striking up in the last moments of the closing scene of the play? What kind of tune might they be singing?

9. In Act 1, Scene 1, what does the condition of the stage setting suggest about the financial standing of the residents?

10. What does Weller mean when he says "people say exactly what the hell they mean- then they say, 'I was only kidding.'"

(see the answer keys)

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