The Glass Menagerie Test | Final 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 Jim tell Amanda he has to leave for?

2. What does Jim say is one of the sights in Chicago?

3. What reason does Laura give for not coming to the table?

4. What does Jim set under the candles to catch the drippings?

5. What does Amanda say has happened to make her ill?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Jim on friendly terms with Tom at the warehouse and he feel that Tom is valuable to him?

2. What does Amanda blame Laura's weakness on when she comes to the table and has to be taken to the couch?

3. Why does she tell Jim that he should look at the fuse box and not Tom?

4. Describe Amanda's mannerisms and look when she enters the the room to talk to Jim and Tom in scene six.

5. What does Amanda say about the supper that has been prepared?

6. What does Amanda do as soon as Jim has left the house?

7. What does Jim try to convince Tom would be a good course for Tom at the college?

8. What happens to Laura when she learns who it is that is coming to dinner with Tom?

9. What does Jim remember about Laura from school as apposed to what she remembers.

10. Why does Amanda say that she is rejuvenated that night?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Jim breaks the unicorn in Amanda's glass collection. She says that it may be a blessing because now that one can fit in with the horses and won't be all alone. Do you think that this is a reflection of what Jim did to Amanda? Do you think that he has chipped away the part of her that kept her separate from the others like her? What makes you think that?

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