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by August Wilson

Fences: In Which Troy’s Affair Gets Whitewashed True or False

1. Where did Troy meet Bono? -> Backstage at one of his concerts
2. Why does Lyons stop by Troy’s house? -> To wash his car
3. Who does Troy’s brother think he is? -> Troy
4. What is Troy trying to become? -> The first black garbage truck driver
5. Why does Troy refuse to let his son Cory go to college on a football scholarship? -> Because he is afraid that Cory will suffer racial discrimination at school
6. What happens to Alberta, the woman with whom Troy has been having an affair? -> She dies in childbirth
7. What is one of the reasons that Troy and Bono are no longer friends? -> Troy slept with Bono’s wife
8. Why does Rose think Troy had Gabriel committed? -> To get half of Gabriel’s disability money
9. Who wins the physical fight between Troy and Cory? -> Troy
10. How does Cory come dressed to Troy’s funeral? -> In military uniform