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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who will take care of re-closing the contracts that were stolen in the robbery?
2. Which of the following is an item in the office that was not stolen?
3. What does Williamson tell Lingk about his contract?
4. What is the major thing that humanity fears, according to Roma?
5. Who is the first salesman that Baylen interviews for an interview in Act 2?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
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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