The Gin Game Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

D. L. Coburn
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Fonsia's oldest grandchild?

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

3. While Weller's face is turning red in frustration, what is Fonsia doing?

4. What part of gin does Fonsia wish to stick to at first?

5. In Act 1, Scene 2, what does Weller attribute the winning streak to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What 'admiral... minor virtues' did Fonsia's father personify, and how do you think they might contrast with Weller's character?

3. What does Gladys Mayes represent in the play?

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

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

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

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

8. In Act 1, Scene 2, Weller states that "half of them are catatonic... and... the ones who do talk make you appreciate the ones who don't." Who is the quote in regards to, and what is it about the talking that bothers both characters?

9. Towards the end of Act 1, Scene 2, Weller begins misinterpreting what Fonsia says. How do these misinterpretations move the play?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role does religion have in the play? How does it define the two characters of the play?

Essay Topic 2

How are the 'entertainments' sources of annoyance, not diversion, for Weller?

Essay Topic 3

How are the two characters hypocritical in the play? What does this reveal about them?

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