Death of a Salesman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Pages 150-172.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Willy become annoyed with Linda?
(a) He does not like her asking so many questions of him.
(b) She has not finished the washing-up.
(c) He does not like to see her mending her stockings.
(d) He does not like the brand of cheese she buys..

2. What happens as Willy is driving on the highway?
(a) He allows the car to veer over the white line.
(b) A woman yells at him.
(c) The car breaks down.
(d) He runs off the road.

3. For how long was Linda unable to contact Biff?
(a) For over three months
(b) For over six months
(c) For over a year
(d) She has always been able to contact Biff.

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

5. What is a synonym for 'trepidation'?
(a) Trembling
(b) Disquiet
(c) Timidity
(d) Anger

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the insurance inspector tell Linda?

2. What, in Willy's behavior, embarrasses Happy?

3. What surrounds the Salesman's house?

4. According to Linda, in what way does Willy compare with many other people?

5. How did Ben make his fortune?

(see the answer key)

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