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King of the Bingo Game

King of the Bingo Game


by Ralph Ellison

King of the Bingo Game: Prince of Poker 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. Where is the bingo game taking place?

A gambling boat off the shore of Oldville, USA
In a casino
In the protagonist’s mother’s home
In a movie theater
Q. From where is the protagonist?

The Pacific Northwest
The South
New England
A pod flown to Earth from the exploding planet Krypton
Q. Why can’t the protagonist get a job?

Because he spends all day playing bingo
Because he doesn’t have a high school degree
Because he doesn’t have a birth certificate
Because he keeps listing Jiminy Cricket as one of his references
Because he begins each interview with, “No - I’m going to ask you a few questions”
Q. If he wins money playing the bingo game, what does the protagonist intend to do with the money?

Get his car fixed
Pay for a doctor
Reinvest. In more bingo.
Take a trip to visit his sister in Toledo
Q. Why does the protagonist have an advantage over most of the other bingo players?

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Bingo from the North Carolina Institute of Complete Luck
He is cheating
He has the ability to move the bingo balls with his mind
He is playing multiple bingo cards
He wants it more than anyone else