Death of a Salesman Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character is excited about jury duty?
(a) Jenny
(b) Biff
(c) Letta
(d) Linda

2. To whose comment about Willy does Happy object?
(a) Biff's
(b) Bernard's
(c) Charley's
(d) Linda's

3. Did his funeral meet Willy's expectations?
(a) No. Nobody came.
(b) No. Only a few people sent flowers.
(c) Yes. People told Linda how Willy had made their lives happier.
(d) Yes. People came from Boston.

4. What is the name of the hotel where Willy is staying in Boston?
(a) The Dorchester
(b) The King's Arms
(c) The Standish Arms
(d) The Hilton

5. Why does Linda stop picking up the flowers from the floor?
(a) She refuses anymore to act as a maid for her sons.
(b) Happy picks up the flowers for her.
(c) There are no more flowers to pick up.
(d) Her back is painful.

6. How does Charley respond to Happy's claim that they (the brothers) would have helped Willy?
(a) He simply grunts.
(b) He tells Happy he does not believe he would ever have helped Willy.
(c) He says he had not realized that would be the case.
(d) He laughs.

7. When Happy uses the word :strudel," to what is he referring?
(a) An exclusive vintage wine
(b) A famous German dessert pastry
(c) The rallying call of a German soccer team
(d) A glamorous girl who has just entered the restaurant.

8. What lie does Biff accuse Happy of telling?
(a) That he is head of sales.
(b) That he is office manager.
(c) That he is getting married.
(d) That he is an assistant buyer.

9. What are the types of seeds Willy is planting?
(a) Carrots, beets and lettuce
(b) Tomatoes, radishes and carrots
(c) Radishes, carrots and beets
(d) Lettuce, beans and tomatoes

10. What implement is Willy using?
(a) A spade
(b) A rake
(c) A hoe
(d) An adze

11. How is the presence of the Woman given away?
(a) She flushes the lavatory.
(b) Biff sees her silk stockings on the bed.
(c) She drops a mirror in the bathroom.
(d) She laughs at Biff mimicking his Math teacher.

12. How does Biff respond to Linda's accusations?
(a) He admits them, ashamed.
(b) He says he cannot be blamed and cries.
(c) He tells more lies.
(d) He rejects them, blustering.

13. How does Biff convey his strong reluctance to see Bill Oliver?
(a) He says a mad bear would have to chase him back into the place.
(b) He says he would rather walk over hot coals than go back.
(c) He says a team of horses could not have dragged him back.
(d) He says wild horses wouldn't make him go back.

14. How was Biff formerly employed at Bill Oliver's company?
(a) As a shipping clerk
(b) As a salesman
(c) As a janitor
(d) As an officer junior

15. What does Willy find joy in recalling?
(a) Great times in Boston with the Woman
(b) Great times on the road and many successful sales
(c) Great times of comradeship with Biff
(d) Great times riding in sleighs and dressing as Santa to amuse the boys

Short Answer Questions

1. Biff speaking to whom when he says "'I know who I am, kid."

2. What is Charley's assessment of the funeral?

3. To whom is Willy referring when he says, "He thinks I'm nothing?"

4. What is Charley's response when Linda asks him to go on ahead?

5. How do we know the scene takes place at the close of the day?

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