The Gin Game Test | Final Test - Medium

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. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is Weller referring to when he says "a warehouse for the intellectually and emotionally dead."
(a) The Senate.
(b) The Home.
(c) The Hospice Ward.
(d) The State Legislature.

2. When it comes to men, Fonsia admits that she's been what?
(a) Worn the pants.
(b) Had to outsmart them.
(c) Unlucky.
(d) Been unhappy.

3. How did Weller find himself in this Home?
(a) He had to beg them to take him now that he was out of money.
(b) Weller was placed in this home by the Welfare Department.
(c) Himself, by giving them the last of his savings.
(d) His sons placed him in "this cheap home."

4. How does Fonsia explain her son's disinterest in visiting her?
(a) He 'just doesn't bother.'
(b) He 'has son's of his own now.'
(c) He 'is mad about the divorce.'
(d) He 'doesn't care for anyone but himself.'

5. What is the Extended Family?
(a) It is what the staff refers to themselves as.
(b) A group that visited the Home to steal goods, but under the auspices of being an entertainment.
(c) A church group that delivers canned food to the Home.
(d) A group that visited the Home looking for substitute Grandparents.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 2, Fonsia counters that it is Weller who is vindictive. In what way?

2. What happened to Weller's business?

3. In Act 2, Scene 1, according to Fonsia, every second breath of Weller's has to be what?

4. According to Fonsia, why does she acquiesce and play a game of gin in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is Fonsia's first reaction to Weller getting the cards?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has Fonsia done to Weller since their last meeting in Act 2, Scene 1 that has upset him?

2. How many hands has Weller won throughout the play?

3. Weller criticizes Fonsia for being vindictive. How does she exemplify this behavior?

4. Weller guesses that Fonsia lied to him about her son's whereabouts. What is the significance of the lie, and what other lies has she told?

5. In the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1, Weller's temper is the subject of the players discussion. What is Fonsia alluding to when she says "I don't think I'm so much afraid of what you're going to do to me. I just don't know what's going to happen next..."

6. What lie does Fonsia admit to making when seeking employment earlier in life?

7. What is the source of Fonsia's friction with her son?

8. In Act 2, Scene 1 Weller says "You can't keep anything around here." What connection does this have with Act 1, Scene 2?

9. How is Fonsia reminded of her mother in Act 2, Scene 1?

10. What point is Weller trying to drive home to Fonsia in his relation of the Ty Cobb story in Act 2, Scene 1?

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