August Wilson's Fences (Adapted)

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This quiz tests one's knowledge of Fences written by August Wilson. Most of this quiz is adapted from www. Sparknotes. Com.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What kind of professional men are Troy and Bono?

    • A.

      Postmen

    • B.

      Firemen

    • C.

      Millionaires

    • D.

      Sanitation workers

    Correct Answer
    D. Sanitation workers
    Explanation
    Troy and Bono are sanitation workers because the question asks about their profession, and the answer "Sanitation workers" directly corresponds to that.

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  • 2. 

    Where did Troy and Bono meet?

    • A.

      Jail

    • B.

      A Hardware Store

    • C.

      College

    • D.

      In the Negro Leagues

    Correct Answer
    A. Jail
    Explanation
    Troy and Bono met in jail.

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  • 3. 

    What made Troy sick enough to go to the hospital in 1941?      

    • A.

      Typhoid fever

    • B.

      Pneumonia

    • C.

      Small pox

    • D.

      Yellow fever

    Correct Answer
    B. Pneumonia
    Explanation
    Troy went to the hospital in 1941 because he was sick with pneumonia.

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  • 4. 

    What sport is Cory recruited to play in college?

    • A.

      Soccer

    • B.

      Baseball

    • C.

      Basketball

    • D.

      Football

    Correct Answer
    D. Football
    Explanation
    Cory is recruited to play football in college.

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  • 5. 

    What Saint does Gabriel think he talks to?

    • A.

      Paul

    • B.

      Peter

    • C.

      Augustine

    • D.

      Anne

    Correct Answer
    B. Peter
    Explanation
    Gabriel believes that he talks to Saint Peter.

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  • 6. 

    Where do Bono and Troy meet Alberta?

    • A.

      Bono's House

    • B.

      The Baseball Park

    • C.

      Taylor's

    • D.

      The A&P supermarket

    Correct Answer
    C. Taylor's
    Explanation
    Bono and Troy meet Alberta at Taylor's.

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  • 7. 

    Where is Cory supposed to work after school?

    • A.

      Taylor's

    • B.

      The A&P supermarket

    • C.

      Bono's house

    • D.

      The baseball park

    Correct Answer
    B. The A&P supermarket
    Explanation
    Cory is supposed to work at The A&P supermarket after school.

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  • 8. 

    What kind of music does Lyons play?

    • A.

      Classical

    • B.

      Hip-Hop

    • C.

      Jazz

    • D.

      Blues

    Correct Answer
    C. Jazz
    Explanation
    Lyons plays jazz music.

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  • 9. 

    What sport did Troy play?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Football

    • C.

      Basketball

    • D.

      Track & Field

    Correct Answer
    A. Baseball
    Explanation
    Troy played baseball because it is the only sport mentioned in the options.

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  • 10. 

    What does Troy do that leads to Cory's first physical fight with Troy?

    • A.

      He tells Cory he cannot have a television

    • B.

      He makes Cory build a fence

    • C.

      He grabs Rose's arm

    • D.

      He prevents Cory from going to college

    Correct Answer
    C. He grabs Rose's arm
    Explanation
    Troy's action of grabbing Rose's arm leads to Cory's first physical fight with him. This action is likely seen as disrespectful and aggressive by Cory, causing him to retaliate physically.

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  • 11. 

    In what decade does Fences begin?

    • A.

      1980s

    • B.

      1950s

    • C.

      1960s

    • D.

      1920s

    Correct Answer
    B. 1950s
    Explanation
    Fences begins in the 1950s. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as it asks for the decade in which the play begins. The other options, 1980s, 1960s, and 1920s, are not mentioned in the question and therefore can be ruled out as incorrect answers.

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  • 12. 

    What does Rose want Troy and Cory to finish building?

    • A.

      Roof

    • B.

      House

    • C.

      A baseball park

    • D.

      Fence

    Correct Answer
    D. Fence
    Explanation
    Rose wants Troy and Cory to finish building a fence. This can be inferred from the given options as the only logical choice. The other options, such as roof, house, and baseball park, do not align with the context of the question. Therefore, the correct answer is fence.

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  • 13. 

    Who originally knows about Troy's affair with Alberta?

    • A.

      Bono

    • B.

      Cory

    • C.

      Lyons

    • D.

      Mr. Rand

    Correct Answer
    A. Bono
    Explanation
    Bono originally knows about Troy's affair with Alberta.

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  • 14. 

    How are Gabriel and Troy related?

    • A.

      They are cousins

    • B.

      They are friends

    • C.

      They are co-workers

    • D.

      They are brothers

    Correct Answer
    D. They are brothers
    Explanation
    Gabriel and Troy are brothers because the question asks about their relationship and the correct answer states that they are brothers.

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  • 15. 

    Why didn't Troy get to play in the Major Leagues?

    • A.

      He was too old by the time they accepted black players

    • B.

      He didn't get along with the coaches

    • C.

      He was never good enough to play

    • D.

      He didn't want to join

    Correct Answer
    A. He was too old by the time they accepted black players
    Explanation
    Troy didn't get to play in the Major Leagues because he was too old by the time they accepted black players. This suggests that Troy was a talented black player, but due to the racial discrimination prevalent in the Major Leagues during that time, he was not given the opportunity to showcase his skills.

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  • 16. 

    What do Bono and Troy stop doing together?

    • A.

      Playing dominoes and drinking

    • B.

      Cheating on their wives

    • C.

      Drinking and working

    • D.

      Playing baseball

    Correct Answer
    C. Drinking and working
    Explanation
    Bono and Troy stop drinking and working together. This implies that they used to engage in these activities together, but have now ceased doing so.

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  • 17. 

    Where did Troy grow up?

    • A.

      Tallahassee

    • B.

      Pittsburgh

    • C.

      Somewhere in the south

    • D.

      Greentree

    Correct Answer
    C. Somewhere in the south
    Explanation
    The question asks about the location where Troy grew up. The answer "Somewhere in the south" indicates that Troy's hometown is in the southern region of a country or area. This answer suggests that the specific location is not mentioned or known, but it confirms that Troy's upbringing took place in the southern part of a geographical area.

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  • 18. 

    What is Troy's promotion?

    • A.

      He becomes Bono's boss

    • B.

      He becomes a garbage truck driver

    • C.

      He becomes a union leader

    • D.

      He lifts garbage into the garbage trucks

    Correct Answer
    B. He becomes a garbage truck driver
    Explanation
    Troy's promotion is becoming a garbage truck driver. This means that he has been given a higher position or job responsibility in his career and will now be responsible for driving and operating a garbage truck.

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  • 19. 

    What does Cory do after high school?

    • A.

      He joins the Marines

    • B.

      He joins the Army

    • C.

      He attends the University of North Carolina

    • D.

      He plays college football

    Correct Answer
    A. He joins the Marines
    Explanation
    Cory's choice to join the Marines after high school indicates that he decided to pursue a career in the military. This suggests that he may have had a strong desire to serve his country and was willing to undergo the rigorous training and commitment required by the Marines. Joining the Marines also implies that Cory may have been attracted to the specific opportunities and challenges offered by this branch of the military.

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  • 20. 

      After Rose learns of Troy's affair, she becomes more involved with what organization?

    • A.

      Cory's football team

    • B.

      Troy's union

    • C.

      Her church

    • D.

      Raynell's nursery school

    Correct Answer
    C. Her church
    Explanation
    After Rose learns of Troy's affair, she becomes more involved with her church. This can be inferred from the context that when faced with betrayal and heartbreak, people often turn to their faith for solace and guidance. Rose's increased involvement with her church suggests that she seeks comfort and support from her religious community during this difficult time.

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  • 21. 

    How does Troy die?

    • A.

      Suicide

    • B.

      Cory kills him with a baseball bat

    • C.

      A heart attack

    • D.

      Cancer

    Correct Answer
    C. A heart attack
    Explanation
    Troy dies from a heart attack. This means that his heart stopped functioning properly, leading to his death. It is likely that the heart attack was caused by underlying health issues or lifestyle factors that put strain on his heart. The information provided does not mention any other events or circumstances that could have contributed to his death, such as suicide, being killed by someone else, or cancer.

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  • 22. 

    Cory and Raynell do what together?

    • A.

      Play baseball

    • B.

      Sing

    • C.

      Plant a Garden

    • D.

      Cry

    Correct Answer
    B. Sing
    Explanation
    Cory and Raynell sing together.

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  • 23. 

    Why does Rose decide to care for Raynell?

    • A.

      Rose is Raynell's birth mother

    • B.

      Raynell is sick

    • C.

      Cory always wanted a sister

    • D.

      She decides Raynell is innocent of Troy's sins

    Correct Answer
    D. She decides Raynell is innocent of Troy's sins
    Explanation
    Rose decides to care for Raynell because she believes that Raynell is innocent and should not be held responsible for Troy's actions. Despite the fact that Troy was unfaithful and had a child with another woman, Rose chooses to show compassion and love towards Raynell, recognizing that she is not to blame for her father's mistakes. Rose's decision to care for Raynell is driven by her desire to protect and provide for an innocent child who deserves a chance at a better life.

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  • 24. 

    Why did Troy accidentally sign the papers that permitted Gabe to be sent to a mental hospital?

    • A.

      He couldn't read the papers

    • B.

      He thought he was signing a baseball contract

    • C.

      He was angry with Gabe for moving out

    • D.

      He was tired of paying Gabe's bail

    Correct Answer
    A. He couldn't read the papers
    Explanation
    Troy accidentally signed the papers that permitted Gabe to be sent to a mental hospital because he couldn't read the papers. This suggests that Troy may have had difficulty with reading or understanding the content of the papers, leading to the accidental signing. It is possible that Troy may have been illiterate or had some other reading impairment that prevented him from fully comprehending the nature of the documents he was signing.

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  • 25. 

    What does Gabe do when his trumpet fails to play?

    • A.

      Borrows a saxophone from Lyons

    • B.

      Spits

    • C.

      Dances and makes a cry

    • D.

      Fixes the trumpet

    Correct Answer
    C. Dances and makes a cry
    Explanation
    When Gabe's trumpet fails to play, he doesn't fix it or borrow a saxophone from Lyons. Instead, he dances and makes a cry. This suggests that Gabe is expressing his frustration and disappointment through physical movement and vocalization. It implies that he is finding a creative way to cope with the situation and release his emotions.

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  • 26. 

    Troy perceives Death in what actual forms?

    • A.

      A coach and a marching band

    • B.

      A salesman and an army

    • C.

      A pitcher and a catcher

    • D.

      A doctor and a lawyer

    Correct Answer
    B. A salesman and an army
    Explanation
    Troy perceives Death in the actual forms of a salesman and an army. This means that Troy sees Death as both a persuasive and relentless force. The image of a salesman suggests that Death tries to convince and manipulate people into accepting their fate, while the image of an army implies that Death is powerful, overwhelming, and unstoppable. This perception highlights the dual nature of Death, combining the cunning and persuasive tactics of a salesman with the sheer force and magnitude of an army.

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  • 27. 

    Who said these words: "Death ain't nothing but a fastball on the outside corner."?

    • A.

      Bono

    • B.

      Troy

    • C.

      Cory

    • D.

      Rose

    Correct Answer
    B. Troy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Troy. This answer is based on the quote provided, which states "Death ain't nothing but a fastball on the outside corner." Since this quote is attributed to Troy, it can be inferred that he is the one who said these words.

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  • 28. 

    Who said these words:"You got to take the crookeds with the straights. That's what Papa used to say."?

    • A.

      Bono

    • B.

      Troy

    • C.

      Lyons

    • D.

      Cory

    Correct Answer
    C. Lyons
    Explanation
    Lyons is the correct answer because he is the character who said the words, "You got to take the crookeds with the straights. That's what Papa used to say." Bono, Troy, and Cory are other characters in the story who did not say these specific words.

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  • 29. 

    Who said these words: "Some people build fences to keep people out and other people build fences to keep people in" ?

    • A.

      Bono

    • B.

      Troy

    • C.

      Rose

    • D.

      Gabriel

    Correct Answer
    C. Rose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rose. This is because the quote "Some people build fences to keep people out and other people build fences to keep people in" is a line from the play "Fences" by August Wilson, and the character who says this line is Rose.

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  • 30. 

    Who said these words: "You can't visit the sins of the father upon the child."?

    • A.

      Bono

    • B.

      Troy

    • C.

      Lyons

    • D.

      Rose

    Correct Answer
    D. Rose
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Judine Henriques serves as a Principal at Gaynstead High School, contributing her educational expertise and leadership to the institution as a dedicated teacher.

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