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. How many premium Glengarry leads does Moss estimate the office has?

2. Which two salesmen does Williamson say he has to accommodate with the premium leads already?

3. What happens on the thirtieth besides the end of the contest?

4. How much money does Williamson want for each premium lead?

5. How many premium sits does Levene know Williamson has?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dave Moss.

2. What does Moss have to say about Indians?

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

4. How do Williamson and Levene stand at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?

5. Describe Ricky Roma.

6. Describe Levene's big sale story.

7. How does Williamson respond to Levene's offer of money?

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

9. What is the status of the sales force at the end of the play?

10. What betrayal does Ricky Roma pull at the end of the play?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the setting of the play. What is Mamet saying about the world that these men inhabit? Does he believe they can ever escape it, or does the constant grinding follow them everywhere they go? What lives do they have outside of this world? Divide the essay into two parts analyzing the significance and connection between these two locations:

Part 1) The Chinese restaurant

Part 2) The office

Essay Topic 2

John Williamson is the focal point of rage in the play. He is the company man, the outsider whose neck is not on the line. Examine three instances in the play in which salesmen lash out at him. Why are they angry at him? Is he truly at fault for their failure? How does he respond?

Part 1) Aaronow's outburst during his interrogation

Part 2) Roma's tirade after Williamson blow his sale

Part 3) Levene's lecture after Roma's outburst

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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