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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 kept Weller from relocating with his family?
(a) His new wife.
(b) The court.
(c) Business.
(d) His parents.

2. What day does Act 1, Scene 2 take place?
(a) 1 month after the day of the first scene.
(b) 3 days after the day of the first scene.
(c) 1 day after the day of the first scene.
(d) 1 week after the day of the first scene.

3. What change in appearance has overcome both characters in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) They are both dressed informally.
(b) They are both neatly dressed.
(c) Both are dressed for cold weather.
(d) They both appear ill.

4. What is the first move of the gin game?
(a) The player discards one card.
(b) The player randomly selects a card from the stack.
(c) The dealer discards one card.
(d) The dealer turns over a card from the stack.

5. What does Weller believe the staff of the Home stole from him?
(a) His prescriptions.
(b) A three hundred dollar watch.
(c) His cash.
(d) His Social Security check.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Fonsia use the pillow for?

3. What is Weller's reaction to the televangelist?

4. How could Weller's statement that 'Gin is a relaxing game,' bear out in Act 1, Scene 2?

5. How long has Fonsia been at the home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In what way, according to Weller, does the Home promote theft of its residents by the staff?

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

4. What about the Presbyterian home threatens both characters?

5. What is Weller's immediate reaction to Fonsia's distress in Act 1, Scene 1, and what does this suggest about his character?

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

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

8. What is knocking?

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

10. How does the scoring, according to the Hollywood style, work in gin?

(see the answer keys)

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