The Gin Game Test | Final 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 does Weller plan to trick Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1?

2. According to Fonsia in Act 2, Scene 1, she isn't being tough, but is instead what?

3. What confession does Fonsia make to Weller towards the end of Act 2, Scene 2?

4. What kept Fonsia's husband from using violence against her?

5. What does Weller accuse Fonsia of doing in Act 2, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 1, are Weller's apologies sincere? What about his motive?

2. In what way does the weather follow Weller's cues in Act 2, Scene 2?

3. Fonsia criticizes Weller for always blaming his failures on bad luck. How is this criticism true?

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

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

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

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

8. In what way does the rain storm in Act 2, Scene 2 complement Fonsia's emotions?

9. Explain the exchange of the sweater in Act 2, Scene 2. What could the exchange of the sweater represent?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is Fonsia vindictive? Is Weller a failure? Please support your responses with examples from the play.

Essay Topic 2

Each scene is set apart by the time of day, the day of week, and the weather in the scene. How do these components complement the action and dialogue of each scene?

Essay Topic 3

Fonsia relates her phobia of misspelling words when she was an apartment manager. What does this story say about her, and is there any truth to Weller's criticism of her for holding this fear?

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