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 salesmen are definitely getting fired at the end of the month?

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

3. Which of the following is a development that Jerry Graff sells?

4. What does Moss ambiguously suggest someone should do in the office?

5. Who does Moss intend to actually steal the leads?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Roma introduce real estate to the conversation?

2. Describe the initial interchange between Lingk and Roma?

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

4. What caveat does Levene try to add to his arrangement with Williamson, and how does Williamson respond?

5. What new information does the audience find out about the contest in this scene?

6. Describe George Aaronow.

7. How does Levene characterize the leads he is given?

8. How does Williamson figure out that Levene robbed the office?

9. Describe James Lingk in Act 2.

10. Describe Dave Moss.

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

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

In the world of Glengarry Glen Ross, there is no coherent sense of right and wrong. The system is so corrupt that even actions in which people intend good are carried out by perfidious means. Write an essay about the moral ambiguity of the play. How is the company system one in which goodness is punished? How are Roma, who serves the system; Moss, who battles against it; and Levene, who is victimized by it, all essentially equal in their moral framework? Does anyone rise about the miasma of the company?

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