Glengarry, Glen Ross 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. When does Levene offer to pay Williamson the money for the leads?

2. What is Aaronow's role in this conspiracy to be?

3. What is the problem with the names Levene has been given?

4. What system is used to determine who gets the best leads?

5. How many salesmen are definitely getting fired at the end of the month?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dave Moss.

2. Describe Ricky Roma.

3. What is Shelly Levene's first offer to Williamson for the good leads?

4. What is Moss's alibi for the police?

5. What does Roma think makes people afraid to act?

6. What is the status of the salesmen at the end of Act 1?

7. How has the company gone wrong in recent years, according to Moss?

8. What competitive sales situation has Williamson created in the office?

9. According to Moss, what must a man do to go out on his own?

10. How does Levene explain his current poor performance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about Shelly Levene as that tragic hero of Glengarry Glen Ross. To what extent is Levene the puppet of unseen forces throughout the entire play? How does he try to rise above these forces, and how is his final demise the product of this rebellion? Divide the essay into three paragraphs, one for each of these prompts.

Essay Topic 2

Scene 3 of Glengarry Glen Ross provides on of the strangest interchanges of the play. Roma's long diatribe to Lingk is equal parts preaching, commiserating, flirting, and salesmanship. Write an essay about the multi-layered ambiguity of the scene. What does each man want from the interchange? How does Roma intermingle Lingk's desire with his own objective? What does this scene say about the nature of sales?

Essay Topic 3

The past is an amorphous entity in Glengarry Glen Ross. The older men are nostalgic for it, and the younger men dismissive. Write an essay about the past in this play. What does it mean to men like Levene and Moss? Have they embellished it to make themselves feel better about the present? What about someone like Williamson? How does he regard the salesmen that come before him?

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