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Quiz about Phyllis Nagys Trips Cinch
Quiz about Phyllis Nagys Trips Cinch

Phyllis Nagy's "Trip's Cinch" Trivia Quiz


This is a quiz on the play "Trip's Cinch", by Phyllis Nagy. The quiz is in reference to the written play, rather than any particular production. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by rj211. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
rj211
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
179,864
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
151
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Question 1 of 10
1. In the first scene, Trip and Val reenact the crime to some degree. What reason do they give for Lucy bending over a sand dune? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Trip asks Val about her name, and thinks it is Italian. Val confirms that it is, but gives a more specific origin. Where does she say the name is from? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. During his conversation with Val, Trip pulls out a deck of cards and starts playing a game. What is being played? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What does Trip do periodically in the first scene that Val questions? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In the second scene, Val visits with Lucy. Lucy calls Val a reporter. Val corrects her, saying that she is what? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. During their conversation, Val mentions Lucy's ten year career as what? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Lucy asks Val what her name is short for. What does Val confess is her real name? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The last scene in the play is the first chronological scene. In it, Lucy and Trip talk on the beach. How does Lucy say she got to the vacation spot? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Trip and Lucy are drinking gin and tonic, and there are apparently no waiters tending to their needs. What does Lucy say she wished she could get to drink? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What field does Trip work in? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the first scene, Trip and Val reenact the crime to some degree. What reason do they give for Lucy bending over a sand dune?

Answer: Having Trip check her pantyhose for runs

As Trip corrected Val during their reenactment, Lucy's leg was straight while she had Trip check her hose.
2. Trip asks Val about her name, and thinks it is Italian. Val confirms that it is, but gives a more specific origin. Where does she say the name is from?

Answer: Sicily

Val specifies, however, that she wasn't actually born in Sicily.
3. During his conversation with Val, Trip pulls out a deck of cards and starts playing a game. What is being played?

Answer: Solitaire

Val tells Trip that she prefers poker to solitaire. Trip later tells Val that he drank gin and tonics with Lucy and taught her how to play solitaire.
4. What does Trip do periodically in the first scene that Val questions?

Answer: wipes his hands with a handkerchief

He confesses at the end of the scene that he has sweaty palms, but asks Val not to tell anyone.
5. In the second scene, Val visits with Lucy. Lucy calls Val a reporter. Val corrects her, saying that she is what?

Answer: professor of English literature

Val seems touchy about her credentials, and Lucy pointedly refuses to kowtow to the academic arrogance.
6. During their conversation, Val mentions Lucy's ten year career as what?

Answer: grade-school crossing guard

Val brings this up in the hopes of getting Lucy talking about her background. The attempt fails and Lucy quickly changes focus to Val. Later in the scene we find out that Lucy was fired by the school board, possibly out of fear she was a lesbian.
7. Lucy asks Val what her name is short for. What does Val confess is her real name?

Answer: Valentina

Apparently, Val was named after her grandmother. After Lucy gets Val's full name out of her, Lucy slips in an insult by saying she'd use a nickname if she had her name.
8. The last scene in the play is the first chronological scene. In it, Lucy and Trip talk on the beach. How does Lucy say she got to the vacation spot?

Answer: bus

Lucy admits she should have flown, but she couldn't afford it. She claims she actually likes Greyhounds.
9. Trip and Lucy are drinking gin and tonic, and there are apparently no waiters tending to their needs. What does Lucy say she wished she could get to drink?

Answer: Beer

In the previous scene, Lucy had alluded to some news reports that seemed to suggest that by drinking gin and tonic, she was indicating that she was interested in sex with Trip.
10. What field does Trip work in?

Answer: airlines

When Trip tells Lucy his full name, she seems to realize his fame, but is unable to correctly associate him with his field. She first thinks real estate, then casinos, then insurance. At that point, Trip just tells her that he's the airline guy.
Source: Author rj211

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