Fences Play By August Wilson! Trivia Quiz

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Fences Play By August Wilson! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Bono

    • B. 

      Troy

    • C. 

      Rose

    • D. 

      Gabriel

  • 3. 
    Who said these words: "You can't visit the sins of the father upon the child."?
    • A. 

      Bono

    • B. 

      Troy

    • C. 

      Lyons

    • D. 

      Rose

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    • 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.

  • 7. 
    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.

  • 8. 
    Cory and Raynell do what together?
    • A. 

      Play baseball

    • B. 

      Sing

    • C. 

      Plant a Garden

    • D. 

      Cry

  • 9. 
    How does Troy die?
    • A. 

      Suicide

    • B. 

      Cory kills him with a baseball bat

    • C. 

      A heart attack

    • D. 

      Cancer

  • 10. 
    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.

  • 11. 
      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

  • 12. 
    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.

  • 13. 
    Where did Troy grow up?
    • A. 

      Tallahassee

    • B. 

      Pittsburgh

    • C. 

      Somewhere in the south

    • D. 

      Greentree

  • 14. 
    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

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

      They are cousins

    • B. 

      They are friends

    • C. 

      They are co-workers

    • D. 

      They are brothers

  • 17. 
    Who originally knows about Troy's affair with Alberta?
    • A. 

      Bono

    • B. 

      Cory

    • C. 

      Lyons

    • D. 

      Mr. Rand

  • 18. 
    In what decade does Fences begin?
    • A. 

      1980s

    • B. 

      1950s

    • C. 

      1960s

    • D. 

      1920s

  • 19. 
    What does Rose want Troy and Cory to finish building?
    • A. 

      Roof

    • B. 

      House

    • C. 

      A baseball park

    • D. 

      Fence

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    Where is Cory supposed to work after school?
    • A. 

      Taylor's

    • B. 

      The A&P supermarket

    • C. 

      Bono's house

    • D. 

      The baseball park

  • 22. 
    What kind of music does Lyons play?
    • A. 

      Classical

    • B. 

      Hip-Hop

    • C. 

      Jazz

    • D. 

      Blues

  • 23. 
    Where do Bono and Troy meet Alberta?
    • A. 

      Bono's House

    • B. 

      The Baseball Park

    • C. 

      Taylor's

    • D. 

      The A&P supermarket

  • 24. 
    What Saint does Gabriel think he talks to?
    • A. 

      Paul

    • B. 

      Peter

    • C. 

      Augustine

    • D. 

      Anne

  • 25. 
    What made Troy sick enough to go to the hospital in 1941?      
    • A. 

      Typhoid fever

    • B. 

      Pneumonia

    • C. 

      Small pox

    • D. 

      Yellow fever

  • 26. 
    Where did Troy and Bono meet?
    • A. 

      Jail

    • B. 

      A Hardware Store

    • C. 

      College

    • D. 

      In the Negro Leagues

  • 27. 
    Where did Troy meet Bono?
    • A. 

      Backstage at one of his concerts

    • B. 

      In college

    • C. 

      In prison

    • D. 

      At a political rally.

  • 28. 
    Why does Lyons stop by Troy's house in Act One?
    • A. 

      To threaten him

    • B. 

      To ask for money

    • C. 

      To wash his car

    • D. 

      Lyons thought it was his house.

  • 29. 
    Who does Troy's brother Gabriel think he is? 
    • A. 

      The archangel Gabriel

    • B. 

      Gunga Din

    • C. 

      Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire

    • D. 

      Troy

  • 30. 
    What is Troy trying to become?
    • A. 

      The first black garbage truck driver

    • B. 

      The first black Mayor of Pittsburgh

    • C. 

      The first black policeman

    • D. 

      The first black man to live through the end of an August Wilson play

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Because he wants his son to play professional baseball

    • B. 

      Because he doesn't believe that Cory will ever amount to anything, and he'd be around the house.

    • C. 

      Because he is insistent that Cory go to the same college he attended.

    • D. 

      Because he is afraid that Cory will suffer from racial discrimination at school.

  • 32. 
    What happens to Alberta, the woman with whom Troy has been having an affair?
    • A. 

      Troy's wife, Rose, murders her.

    • B. 

      She commits suicide when Rose threatens to make the affair public.

    • C. 

      She dies in childbirth.

    • D. 

      She lives.

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Troy slept with Bono's wife.

    • B. 

      Bono is disappointed in Troy for cheating on Rose.

    • C. 

      In a moment of uncontrolled rage that deeply regrets, he called Bono the n word one too many times.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 34. 
    Why does Rose think Troy had Gabriel commtted?
    • A. 

      Because Troy feels threatened by Gabriel.

    • B. 

      Because it was the only way Troy could exert his power over Rose.

    • C. 

      To get half of Gabriel's disability money.

    • D. 

      Gabriel killed someone.

  • 35. 
    Who wins the fight between Troy and Cory?
    • A. 

      Troy

    • B. 

      Cory

    • C. 

      Neither wins- they are both mortally wounded and die.

    • D. 

      It was a good fight but neither wins.

  • 36. 
    How does Cory come dressed to Troy's funeral? 
    • A. 

      In rags

    • B. 

      In expensive finery

    • C. 

      In military uniform

    • D. 

      In regular street clothes

  • 37. 
    Fences are full of what kind of imagery?
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Baseball

    • C. 

      Football

    • D. 

      Tennis

  • 38. 
    What is described as an "a fastball on the outside corner"?
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Life

    • C. 

      Childbirth

    • D. 

      Graduation

  • 39. 
    With what weapon to Cory and Troy threaten each other? 
    • A. 

      Vase

    • B. 

      Baseball bat

    • C. 

      Computer

    • D. 

      Television

  • 40. 
    In the final scene of the play, a seven-year-old Raynell runs in her nightgown to see what?
    • A. 

      Sunrise

    • B. 

      Meteor

    • C. 

      Asteroid

    • D. 

      Garden

  • 41. 
    Though there are only two actual death in Fences, _____________________ is a constant theme. 
    • A. 

      Mortality

    • B. 

      Morality

    • C. 

      Pride

    • D. 

      Ambition

  • 42. 
    Troy constantly wants to
    • A. 

      Show morality to his family.

    • B. 

      Show mortality to the family.

    • C. 

      Show love to his family.

    • D. 

      Show duty to his family.

  • 43. 
    • A. 

      Troy Maxson

    • B. 

      Cory Maxson

    • C. 

      Bono

    • D. 

      Gabriel

  • 44. 
    Q. Who said, "I thought only white folks had inside toilets and things."?
    • A. 

      Cory Maxson

    • B. 

      Troy Maxson

    • C. 

      Bono

    • D. 

      Lyons

  • 45. 
    .Who said, "He ought to go and get recruited in how to fix cars or something where he can make a living."?  
    • A. 

      Rose

    • B. 

      Cory

    • C. 

      Troy

    • D. 

      Gabriel

  • 46. 
    Who said, "They gonna send a recruiter by to talk to you. He’ll tell you he ain’t talking about making no living playing football."?  
    • A. 

      Troy

    • B. 

      Gabriel

    • C. 

      Rose

    • D. 

      Cory

  • 47. 
    . Who said, "If you wanted to change me, you should’ve been there when I was growing up."?
    • A. 

      Gabriel

    • B. 

      Lyons

    • C. 

      Cory

    • D. 

      Rose