Death of a Salesman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Pages 193-212.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. For how long has Willy been a salesman for Howard's firm?
(a) Thirty years
(b) Thirty-four years
(c) Forty-three years
(d) Forty years

3. For what reason does Biff believe the Lomans are unsuccessful?
(a) They do not belong in the city and should be working with their hands.
(b) They are not competitive enough.
(c) They do not have a clear mission statement.
(d) They are not loyal and committed.

4. What does Willy intend to do during the day?
(a) Get a haircut and buy a new suit in readiness for his dinner with the boys.
(b) Ask Howard for a job as a branch manager since he has been with the company for so long.
(c) Convince Howard that he needs a pay rise.
(d) See Howard and convince him to allow Willy to be taken off road work to stay in New York.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Happy dismiss as "just a guy?"

2. What does Biff need to do in order to avoid flunking Math?

3. How has Willy's salary rate changed?

4. What does Willy find ironic about people?

5. What excuse does Charley give Willy for his visit?

(see the answer key)

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