Glengarry, Glen Ross Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is an item in the office that was not stolen?

2. According to Roma in Scene 3, everyone is what?

3. What does Roma argue to Lingk is missing from the way we live our life?

4. What is the first human act about which Roma asks Lingk?

5. In Roma's list of hypothetical events near the end of Scene 3, who wins the lottery?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Act 1, Scene 3, Ricky Roma speaks at length about the world, fear, morality, and eventually real estate. Analyze this monologue, dividing your examination into three parts:

Part 1) In the beginning of the scene, Roma is engaging James Lingk in a frank discussion about moral codes. About what does he assure Lingk? What does he believe about middle-class morality?

Part 2) The body of Roma's, monologue concerns the things that drive human beings to fear full paralysis. What are these things? How does Roma free himself of them? How does he recommend Lingk do the same?

Part 3) What is the ultimate objective of Roma's soliloquy? How does he make this objective clear at the very end of the scene? How has the rest of the monologue been at service of this objective?

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

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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