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

2. After losing the first hand of only their second game, Weller is no longer concerned about what?
(a) About playing to only 80.
(b) About finding a worthy adversary.
(c) About Fonsia's memory.
(d) About cheating.

3. According to Fonsia and Weller, what does the Home lack more than anything else?
(a) Entertainment.
(b) Decent conversation.
(c) Sufficient staff.
(d) Cuisine.

4. What home does Fonsia wish to go to?
(a) The Lutheran home.
(b) The Presbyterian home.
(c) The Calvinist home.
(d) The Catholic home.

5. According to Weller, what are dietitians not known for?
(a) Their compassion.
(b) Their flavorful dishes.
(c) Their imaginations.
(d) Their creativity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Weller cheats in the first hand by doing what?

2. According to Fonsia, the staff never offers her 'her' medicine, but instead patronizingly does what?

3. What happened to Fonsia's husband?

4. What is the dietitian's name?

5. How many points does Weller post in the first game in Act 1, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. What is knocking?

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

6. 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?

7. What about the Presbyterian home threatens both characters?

8. 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?

9. 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?

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

(see the answer keys)

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