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Fences

Fences

  

by August Wilson

Reading Quizzes

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Act 1, Scene 1

Questions

1. What is Troy's occupation?
2. Why does Troy shop at Bella's, despite Rose's complaint that she overcharges?
3. According to Rose, where was Troy, really, when he says he encountered Death?
4. What is Troy's attitude toward Jackie Robinson?
5. Who is Lyons's mother?

Answers

1. Garbage man
2. Because Bella treats him right; she lets him pay later for things he needs
3. In the hospital with pneumonia
4. He doesn't think he's a particularly good player, or particularly important, because the league is still racist
5. A woman that Troy was previously in a relationship with