Play It as It Lays Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 1 - 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Maria states that she may have been holding all the aces but ___________?
(a) Where would she go?
(b) What if she lost?
(c) What was the game?
(d) Who was it for?

2. How does Maria pronounce her name?
(a) Mar-ee-ah.
(b) Mar-eye-ah.
(c) Mur-i-ah.
(d) Mar-a-ah.

3. As the novel opens, whom does Helene say she does NOT visit Maria at the hospital for?
(a) BZ.
(b) Carter.
(c) Helene.
(d) Maria.

4. According to Carter, when Maria responds to his statement about dining out, who continues to look directly at her?
(a) BZ.
(b) Carter.
(c) No one.
(d) Helene.

5. According to Maria, why did her family move to Silver Wells?
(a) Because they were running from the law.
(b) Because she got a job there.
(c) Because the weather was nice.
(d) Because her father owned the town.

Short Answer Questions

1. What object does Maria keep in her makeup box that she is careful not to examine?

2. According to Helene, what is Maria's manner like when she sees her by the swimming pool at the hospital as the novel opens?

3. What is the name of Maria's father's business partner?

4. In the hospital, what does Maria try NOT to think about?

5. What does Helene see Maria wearing when she visits the hospital as the novel opens?

(see the answer key)

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