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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. What is the dietitian's name?
(a) Mrs. Gibran.
(b) Mr. Jabon.
(c) Mr. Jameson.
(d) Ms. Cameron.

2. What scoring system does Weller employ in scoring gin?
(a) The English basis.
(b) The Kansis Style.
(c) The Omaha method.
(d) The Hollywood basis.

3. How could Weller's statement that 'Gin is a relaxing game,' bear out in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) For Fonsia only.
(b) In direct contrast to the action.
(c) Perfectly in this scene, but none of the later scenes.
(d) Conforming to the action.

4. Why does Fonsia think Weller might have gone crazy?
(a) Because it appeared he was singing happy birthday to no one in particular.
(b) Because he was dressed so badly.
(c) Because it appeared he was hiding behind the couch.
(d) Because he was watching the TV.

5. What three cards does Weller need to win at the end of Act 1?
(a) Any ace.
(b) Any 2 or the King of Clubs.
(c) Any 5, any 6, or the 7 of Clubs.
(d) Only the 7of Clubs.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Weller in Act 1, Scene 2, how are the percentages looking?

2. How was Fonsia raised?

3. How many kids does Weller have?

4. What change in appearance has overcome both characters in Act 1, Scene 2?

5. What is a 'leg' considered in scoring gin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why don't "we have to worry about [Fonsia's] memory any more?"

2. What new and combative aspect in the interaction between the two characters takes place upon Fonsia winning the hand with Queens in Act 1, Scene 2?

3. In Act 1, Scene 2, Weller states that "half of them are catatonic... and... the ones who do talk make you appreciate the ones who don't." Who is the quote in regards to, and what is it about the talking that bothers both characters?

4. What health condition of Weller's is Fonsia becoming concerned about at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?

5. According to Weller, what does he believe drives the staff's constant need to entertain the residents of the home?

6. What does Gladys Mayes represent in the play?

7. What is Fonsia's concern for Weller at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?

8. 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?

9. How does Fonsia win the last hand of Act 1, Scene 1, and what might this foreshadow?

10. What does the attire of the two characters suggest about their respective attitudes in Act 1, Scene 1?

(see the answer keys)

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