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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which character does not appear onstage in Act 1?
2. What does Roma demand of Williamson regarding Leven at the end of the play?
3. What is the cue Roma asks Levene to give him when Lingk arrives at the office?
4. How many of the B-list leads does Williamson give Roma?
5. Who does Baylen call into his office while Lingk is in the office?
Essay Topic 1
The framing device of the first act only gives us brief glimpses of the characters, and it never puts all of them in the same room. Moreover, it gives us information about the contest in small portions. How does this affect the way the view experiences the play? What speculations does it create? How is the audience prepared for the second act?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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