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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 Fonsia's son's name?
(a) Lonny.
(b) David.
(c) Larry.
(d) Devon.

2. In Act 1, Scene 2, what does Weller attribute the winning streak to?
(a) To Fonsia 'sand bagging' her skill.
(b) To his own chivalry.
(c) An incredible run of luck.
(d) Ladies luck.

3. What was the name of Fonsia's husband?
(a) Milton.
(b) John.
(c) Walter.
(d) Larry.

4. What is the name of the home?
(a) Granger.
(b) Aston.
(c) Horace.
(d) Bentley.

5. Where does Fonsia misplace her card in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Behind her ear.
(b) In her lap.
(c) Under the ash tray.
(d) In her mouth.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Weller's rage, he confirms having what health condition, although he claimed to have no condition in Act 1, Scene 1?

2. What mistake does Weller make in the card game at the end of Act 1?

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

4. Weller claims that what is 'a racket'?

5. According to Weller, the Welfare Department allows people to keep how much money?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What does Fonsia's childhood suggest about her character?

3. In Act 1, Scene 2, what according to Weller "seems to happen quite a lot to [Fonsia]," and how could this be seen as helpful to the writing of the play?

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

5. What do the costumes of the two characters at the opening of Act 1, Scene 2 suggest?

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

7. What 'admiral... minor virtues' did Fonsia's father personify, and how do you think they might contrast with Weller's character?

8. How does Weller's choice of profanity conform to the opening action in Act 1, Scene 2?

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

10. What do you think is Weller's opinion of the other residents of the home after reading Act 1, Scene 1?

(see the answer keys)

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