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Act 1, Scene 1                                       

1.       What is revealed in the exposition regarding Bono and Troy’s relationship?

2.       In what context do Troy and Bono use the word “nigger”?

3.       What important question does Bono ask Troy?

4.       How does Troy respond?

5.       What is the main conflict in Act 1, Scene 1?

Act 1, Scene 2

1.       What is revealed about Troy when he shows his disapproval regarding the fact that Rose plays

the numbers?  

2.       Why is playing the numbers so important to Rose?

3.       Does Troy think about the impact the affair is having on his family?

4.        How does Gabriel provide the play with an element of absurdity?