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King of the Bingo Game

King of the Bingo Game


by Ralph Ellison

King of the Bingo Game: Duke of Dominos Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around King of the Bingo Game? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does the protagonist have to do for a shot at the jackpot?

Press a button connected to a spinning wheel
Press a series of colored buttons in the correct sequence
Press a button over one of three silver boxes
Honestly? Sleep with the bingo caller
Q. Why does the protagonist leave his finger on the button?

As long as he is pressing it, he feels empowered
His entire body is frozen in fear
Because none of the hundreds of people yelling at him have remembered to use the magic word
Because this is some kind of trap; he physically cannot remove his finger
Q. What does the protagonist forget?

How to play bingo
To return his Redbox rental on time
Where he lives
His own name
Q. Who finally separates the protagonist from the button?

The bingo caller
The protagonist’s wife
The captain of the Button Patrol
A couple of policemen
Q. What happens just as the protagonist is hit in the head?

The final colored button lights up
The wheel lands on double zero
The door of the silver box swings open, revealing a human heart
He becomes a pacifist