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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What order does Williamson frantically give the desperate Aaronow after his interrogation?
2. What smell's vaguely of shit, according to Roma?
3. What does Roma spread on a table in front of Lingk?
4. Which two salesmen are still working for the Company at the end of the play?
5. What type of drink is Lingk drinking?
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
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
Write an essay about the setting of the play. What is Mamet saying about the world that these men inhabit? Does he believe they can ever escape it, or does the constant grinding follow them everywhere they go? What lives do they have outside of this world? Divide the essay into two parts analyzing the significance and connection between these two locations:
Part 1) The Chinese restaurant
Part 2) The office
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