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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. In Act 2, Scene 1, after Weller claims that Fonsia will no longer receive any help from him, what happens?
2. In Act 2, Scene 1, Fonsia teasingly says what to Weller?
3. What remark does Weller make in Act 2, Scene 2 that Fonsia considers the most insulting remark she has heard in her life?
4. What entertainment takes place over the last hand of gin?
5. According to Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 2, what is it that she likes about Weller?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Fonsia fear the lie she told to win employment would be found out?
2. How many hands has Weller won throughout the play?
3. Weller criticizes Fonsia for being vindictive. How does she exemplify this behavior?
4. In Act 2, Scene 1, the play takes place in the evening. What is the significance of this time change?
5. In what way does the weather follow Weller's cues in Act 2, Scene 2?
6. How is Fonsia reminded of her mother in Act 2, Scene 1?
7. What word in particular was Fonsia daunted by when working?
8. What does Weller mean when he says "people say exactly what the hell they mean- then they say, 'I was only kidding.'"
9. Towards the end of Act 2, Scene 1, Weller begins talking to himself. How is this 'craziness' foreshadowed?
10. Besides apologizing, what other emotional techniques does Weller use to convince Fonsia to play a round of cards in Act 2, Scene 1?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How are Weller and Fonsia's ex-spouses similar in nature? How are they different from her father as she remembers him? Is her son the victim of preconceived notions of hers?
Essay Topic 2
How are the two characters hypocritical in the play? What does this reveal about them?
Essay Topic 3
How does the wardrobe of the two characters change during the course of the play, and what does it represent?
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