Death of a Salesman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Pages 130-149.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Willy Loman carrying as he enters the stage?
(a) Two large sample cases
(b) An attache case and a large sample case
(c) A very large sample bag
(d) Take-out meals

2. Who does Happy say is his ideal girl?
(a) Someone who is a good cook and a good typist
(b) Someone like his mother
(c) Anyone he can look up to and who will help him get along
(d) Someone with financial experience

3. What jobs has Biff mostly had since leaving school?
(a) Salesman and cattle herder
(b) Shipping clerk and salesman
(c) Businessman and sales clerk
(d) Shipping clerk and horse-breeder

4. What does Willy's plan for cutting off the tree branch show us about him?
(a) That he could have been a tree surgeon.
(b) That he wants to steal lumber.
(c) That he has practical common sense and is suited to outdoor work.
(d) That he is not interested in preserving the environment.

5. What sound is heard before the curtain rises?
(a) Bagpipes playing a highland lament
(b) Stage hands moving sets about
(c) Fiddle music reminiscent of the countryside
(d) A melody played on a flute.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Willy feel is a disgrace?

2. What make of car does Willy currently drive?

3. What happens as Willy is driving on the highway?

4. When Linda says "You notice?", what is she referring to?

5. What difference would it have made to his life if Willy had formed his own business?

(see the answer key)

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