The Glass Menagerie Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tom say that he won't do after he rises?

2. Tom states that in memory everything seems to happen to what?

3. What is Amanda wearing when Tom and her enter the dinning room?

4. Who is the boy that Laura states she liked once?

5. How does Amanda intend to get the money she feels they will need?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the things Tom lists that he hates about the warehouse?

2. What does Tom tell Amanda that they are going to have the following night?

3. What are the names Tom tells his mother that he is called at the opium dens?

4. Where does Amanda tell Tom that most people get their adventure at?

5. What is the significance of Malvolio the Magician that Tom watches perform?

6. What reasons does Tom give for them not expecting to much of Laura in regards to the gentleman caller?

7. When and where does the story take place?

8. What do Tom and Amanda wish for on the moon in scene five?

9. What does Amanda tell Tom to wait on before he leaves for the merchant marines?

10. How is the play conducted to show that it is a memory?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the differences between Tom and Laura. What is it about their temperaments that have made them react so differently to Amanda? Do you think it is possible that she treats Laura and Tom differently? If so why and how?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think Amanda was so quick to accuse Tom of knowing that Jim was engaged and inviting him over regardless? Do you think that she really believed that or was she just angry? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Tom describes the play as being dimly lighted, sentimental and not realistic with music to accompany everything that happens because it is a memory. Do you that these characteristics help to prove the fact that it is a memory? Why or why not?

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