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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Roma, what will Lingk regret when he dies?
2. Which two salesmen are still working for the Company at the end of the play?
3. Who is the first salesman that Baylen interviews for an interview in Act 2?
4. What land is Roma trying to sell Lingk?
5. What does Williamson repeatedly assure Roma that the thieves did not steal?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
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 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.
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