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paired stories, second series
#1: gambling troubles
a: Gabriela Byrne
multiple choice questions
"Gabriela Byrne"t

Gabriela Byrne: Multiple Choice Test

choose the best continuation:

(1) On the day Gabriela returned to gambling, when she finally got home she

(a) phoned her husband and screamed at him

(b) lay down on the kitchen floor and prayed

(c) tried to kill herself with a kitchen knife

(d) knelt on the kitchen floor and prayed

(2) Gabriela and her husband tried to prevent Gabriela from gambling by

(a) asking the casinos not to let Gabriela in

(b) going to church more regularly and praying for help

(c) finding Gabriela a job selling cosmetics in the evenings

(d) preventing Gabriela from taking money out of the bank

(3) After a year of counselling by her minister, Gabriela

(a) felt no urge to gamble

(b) felt a reduced urge to gamble

(c) felt an even greater urge to gamble

(d) felt the same urge to gamble as before

(4) The first day Gabriela played the pokies

(a) she had decided to quit her job and needed extra money

(b) a friend had told her about how much money you could win

(c) she enjoyed watching the flashing lights while she ate her lunch

(d) she had spent the morning looking for a present for her children

(5) After she finally stopped gambling for good, Gabriela

(a) became a church minister

(b) became active in the anti-gambling movement

(c) became a high school teacher

(d) became a member of the Australian government

(6) Gabriela joined a group of compulsive gamblers who

(a) operated their own casino at a secret location

(b) attempted to help each another control their habit

(c) went to the pokies with one another after their meetings

(d) invited church ministers to talk to them

(7) On the day Gabriela returned to gambling she left the pub and went to a casino

(a) because she didn’t have any more money

(b) because she was afraid her sister-in-law would find her

(c) because the jackpots at the pub weren’t big enough

(d) because she was too well known in the pub

(8) When Gabriela went to a pub after shopping for a present she

(a) thought she might gamble a little

(b) was sure she wasn’t going to gamble at all

(c) knew she was going to spend the rest of the day gambling

(d) was testing herself