This study guide offers questions for students reading Fences to guide them step by step in understanding the play. Reference is made to Robert Frost's "Mending Wall". The guide was originally developed for international students taking a university credit literature class. They read the play before attending a performance at a local theatre. The students were to read part of the play and try to answer the questions on their own. Then they discussed their answers in groups in class with the teacher monitoring and responding.