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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 illness does Fonsia have that requires constant care?
(a) Meningitis.
(b) Alzheimers.
(c) Diabetes.
(d) Lung Cancer.

2. What is Weller's last name?
(a) Mosley.
(b) Ones.
(c) James.
(d) Martin.

3. How many kids does Weller have?
(a) 1 child.
(b) 3 children.
(c) 2 children.
(d) 4 children.

4. How is the second hand of the second game won in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) By Weller, who wins in three rounds.
(b) By Fonsia, who receives a perfect hand.
(c) By Weller, who receives a perfect hand.
(d) By Fonsia, who knocks to win.

5. Where does Fonsia's son live?
(a) Ottawa.
(b) Vancouver.
(c) Hollywood.
(d) Denver.

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon losing the second game, Weller becomes upset and starts collecting cards. What does he forget to do?

2. What change in appearance has overcome both characters in Act 1, Scene 2?

3. What does Weller blame his relationship with his children on?

4. According to Fonsia and Weller, what does the Home lack more than anything else?

5. After losing the first hand of only their second game, Weller is no longer concerned about what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Besides apologizing, what other emotional techniques does Weller use to convince Fonsia to play a round of cards in Act 2, Scene 1?

2. Given his behavior throughout the play, has Weller gone mad in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. Fonsia criticizes Weller for being cynical. Can you provide an example from the play of Weller's cynicism?

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

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

6. Towards the end of Act 2, Scene 1, Weller begins talking to himself. How is this 'craziness' foreshadowed?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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