August Wilson's Fences (Adapted)

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Fences Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    Where did Troy and Bono meet?
    • A. 

      Jail

    • B. 

      A Hardware Store

    • C. 

      College

    • D. 

      In the Negro Leagues

  • 3. 
    What made Troy sick enough to go to the hospital in 1941?      
    • A. 

      Typhoid fever

    • B. 

      Pneumonia

    • C. 

      Small pox

    • D. 

      Yellow fever

  • 4. 
    What sport is Cory recruited to play in college?
    • A. 

      Soccer

    • B. 

      Baseball

    • C. 

      Basketball

    • D. 

      Football

  • 5. 
    What Saint does Gabriel think he talks to?
    • A. 

      Paul

    • B. 

      Peter

    • C. 

      Augustine

    • D. 

      Anne

  • 6. 
    Where do Bono and Troy meet Alberta?
    • A. 

      Bono's House

    • B. 

      The Baseball Park

    • C. 

      Taylor's

    • D. 

      The A&P supermarket

  • 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

  • 8. 
    What kind of music does Lyons play?
    • A. 

      Classical

    • B. 

      Hip-Hop

    • C. 

      Jazz

    • D. 

      Blues

  • 9. 
    What sport did Troy play?
    • A. 

      Baseball

    • B. 

      Football

    • C. 

      Basketball

    • D. 

      Track & Field

  • 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

  • 11. 
    In what decade does Fences begin?
    • A. 

      1980s

    • B. 

      1950s

    • C. 

      1960s

    • D. 

      1920s

  • 12. 
    What does Rose want Troy and Cory to finish building?
    • A. 

      Roof

    • B. 

      House

    • C. 

      A baseball park

    • D. 

      Fence

  • 13. 
    Who originally knows about Troy's affair with Alberta?
    • A. 

      Bono

    • B. 

      Cory

    • C. 

      Lyons

    • D. 

      Mr. Rand

  • 14. 
    How are Gabriel and Troy related?
    • A. 

      They are cousins

    • B. 

      They are friends

    • C. 

      They are co-workers

    • D. 

      They are brothers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 17. 
    Where did Troy grow up?
    • A. 

      Tallahassee

    • B. 

      Pittsburgh

    • C. 

      Somewhere in the south

    • D. 

      Greentree

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 21. 
    How does Troy die?
    • A. 

      Suicide

    • B. 

      Cory kills him with a baseball bat

    • C. 

      A heart attack

    • D. 

      Cancer

  • 22. 
    Cory and Raynell do what together?
    • A. 

      Play baseball

    • B. 

      Sing

    • C. 

      Plant a Garden

    • D. 

      Cry

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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