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

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

3. Fonsia has how many siblings?
(a) 4 siblings.
(b) 2 siblings.
(c) 3 siblings.
(d) 1 sibling.

4. How did Fonsia get over the 'spells' she had after her divorce?
(a) Medication.
(b) Time.
(c) Crying fits.
(d) The demands of raising her family.

5. When Weller suggests that Fonsia check with her doctor and not a welfare quack, what does she snap back at him?
(a) That she can take care of herself.
(b) That she is not on welfare.
(c) That there is nothing wrong with welfare doctors.
(d) That her doctor is the best money can buy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Fonsia's last name?

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

3. What three cards does Weller need to win at the end of Act 1?

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

5. How old is Fonsia's youngest grandchild?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would you characterize the questions Weller makes to Fonsia, and how do they propel the first scene of the play?

2. What confession does Weller make about himself as it relates to his interaction with the family of Gladys Mayes?

3. At the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2, Weller's actions contrast his earlier behavior and his current dress. How so, and what does this suggest about him?

4. What does the moment of faintness that Fonsia suffers in Act 1, Scene 2 reveal about the two characters?

5. What is it that you think is bothering Fonsia in Act 1, Scene 1?

6. What is the simple truth about old age homes - a truth not even wealth can correct, according to Weller? How might the two characters thwart this truth?

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

8. 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?

9. In Act 1, Scene 2, why would Fonsia's father turn over in his grave, according to Weller?

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

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