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. Which of the following is another office that Levene in which mentions having worked?

2. What does Moss say is the problem with his stealing the leads himself?

3. How does Levene characterize Williamson's attitude toward him?

4. What does Williamson say could happen to him if he gives Shelley the leads?

5. What consolation does Moss give Aaronow at the outset of Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Ricky Roma.

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

3. Describe the setting of the second act.

4. What point is Roma making discussing his best sexual experience?

5. Describe John Williamson.

6. What does Moss have to say about Indians?

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

8. What is Shelley Levene's objective in having lunch with Williamson?

9. In what ways do people deal with the uncertainties in life according to Roma?

10. Describe Levene's big sale story.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The character of Dave Moss is often described as having a big mouth, but for all his pontificating on the ways of the world his exact motivation is unclear. Do you think he is an angry man driven to desperation and crime, or is he conniving, greedy man who takes advantage of a desperate situation? Write an essay stating your opinion and citing specifics from the text as evidence.

Essay Topic 2

Mamet's world is clearly a world of layered deception, and the web of lies created by the men that live there are perilously fragile. Write an essay about three of these deceptions. What is the objective of each? Why is a lie required to facilitate success, and how do the fragile constructs fall apart?

Part 1) Roma's Lingk sale

Part 2) Levene's big sale

Part 3) Moss's robbery

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about the character of George Aaronow. How does he fit into the framework of the real estate office? What is the first impression that the audience has of this character? Does he betray anyone in the play, and does this make him a better person? Does that fact that he has not been fired or arrested by the end of the play signify a sort of ironic justice?

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