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

2. What card games is Fonsia familiar with?
(a) Cribbage and Solitaire.
(b) Pinochle and Rummy.
(c) Pinochle and Solitaire.
(d) Poker and Gin.

3. What is a 'leg' considered in scoring gin?
(a) The difference between the dealer's score and the leader's score.
(b) The difference between the winner's score and the other player's score.
(c) The carryover of points from one game to the next.
(d) The difference between the score winning the game and the score of the next highest player.

4. How does the Home, according to Weller, promote the theft of tenants' goods?
(a) By not providing safes.
(b) By not making theft a firing offense.
(c) By not paying well enough.
(d) By understaffing.

5. Weller claims that what is 'a racket'?
(a) Old age homes that require tenants to sign a power of attorney over to the home.
(b) Old age homes that require tenants to relinquish their automobiles to the home.
(c) Old age homes that require tenants to attend religous services.
(d) Old age homes that require tenants to relinquish all their assets to the home.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Fonsia claims that her mother would have killed her for playing cards. Why is that?

3. What is Weller using as a makeshift ashtray at the opening of the play?

4. What is the name of the home?

5. What best describes the relationship between Weller and his children?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is knocking?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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. In Act 1, Scene 1, what conditions find the two characters at the home?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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