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. Amanda tells her son Tom to not push his food with his fingers. What does he suggest he push with?

2. What skill does Amanda claim to possess that allowed her to entertain her gentlemen caller?

3. What does Tom tell Amanda he did at work that makes her so happy?

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

5. What two words does Amanda say when Laura tells her hello?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Amanda tell Tom she wouldn't mind him emulating his father?

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

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

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

5. Why does Jim stick in Laura's mind so much when she only knew him in high school?

6. Why do you think Tom apologizes to Amanda?

7. What does Amanda tell Tom he could afford if he would quit smoking?

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

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

10. What is the reason that Laura quit her college classes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

You are allowed to hear two phone calls that Amanda made while she was trying to sell the magazine subscriptions. What are you able to learn about her character listening to her end of the conversation? Do you think that she was successful in her attempts to sell the subscriptions? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Tom says that in high school Jim was a hero and names off all his accomplishments. Does Jim become a hero after visiting the Wingfield residence? What occurs to bring you to this conclusion?

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