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 Amanda say Bates Cutrere was carrying the night he died?

2. What do Amanda and Tom both say they are at the end of?

3. What does Amanda think they will need to help get a gentleman caller for Laura?

4. What excuse does Ida Scott give Amanda for needing off the phone?

5. What does Amanda want Tom to look for at work?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Tom apologizes to Amanda?

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

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

4. What is Amanda worried will happen if Tom happens to leave?

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

6. Why are some of the things Tom and Amanda fighting at the start of scene three?

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

8. How does Amanda describe the majority of her suitors and what became of them?

9. Describe what Amanda wears to her D.A.R. meetings.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you believe that Jim felt anything for Laura? If so what did he do or say to make you think that he did? If not why do you think he kissed Laura?

Essay Topic 2

We are given a lot of background information about Jim from both Laura and Tom. What does it tell us about his nature to have all this information before we even meet the character? What does it tell you about Jim that he has roughly the same job as Tom after succeeding so well in high school?

Essay Topic 3

Based on what we know of the characters and the stories told about the father what kind of personality can you deduct that he may have had? Describe how you think the courting process went between Amanda and her husband. If you think it is contrary to Amanda's stories then explain why.

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