Death Of A Salesman

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  • 1. 
    21. Is Death of a Salesman a tragedy and Willy Loman a tragic hero, or is his death merely the pathetic demise of a small man?
  • 2. 
    23. What is the turning point in Willy’s life? Is Willy the main character in this play or is Biff? Why? What does Biff discover about himself? How does this discovery affect his relationship with Willy? How is Biff’s self-realization dramatic? What is the climax of the play?
  • 3. 
    23. What is Willy’s dream? What is he searching for throughout the play? Why doesn’t he find it? Did he have a chance of fulfilling it? Did he have the wrong dream?  Inappropriate attitudes? Is he a born loser, or does he stand in his own way to success? Explain.
  • 4. 
    24. Discuss the significance of Willy’s being a younger son with an absent father. How does that influence his behavior with his own sons? In what ways does Happy’s situation reflect Willy’s?  
  • 5. 
    25. Does Linda help or hinder Willy in overlooking his small sales and his dishonest attempts to make them seem bigger? How else does she influence Willy? Discuss Linda’s remark, “Attention—attention must finally be paid to such a man!” What is the effect of the switch in Linda’s speech to this very formal statement? Why does Miller use it?
  • 6. 
    Who is the author of Death of a Salesman?
    • A. 

      Arthur Miller

    • B. 

      Willy Loman

    • C. 

      Biff Loman

    • D. 

      John Steinbeck

    • E. 

      Danielle Steele

  • 7. 
    Who is the oldest?
    • A. 

      BIff

    • B. 

      Happy

    • C. 

      Willy

    • D. 

      Ben

    • E. 

      Bernard

  • 8. 
    Where did Ben go to make it rich?
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      Arkansas

    • C. 

      Portland

    • D. 

      Africa

    • E. 

      Brooklyn

  • 9. 
    What is Biff doing in present day?
    • A. 

      He has no job, and spends his time sleeping with older women.

    • B. 

      He was working in the West, but has now come home and has no job.

    • C. 

      He was working in Alaska, but has returned so that he can find good wife.

    • D. 

      He has a job as an administrative assistant, but doesn't enjoy it very much.

  • 10. 
    Where does the Loman family live?
    • A. 

      Queens

    • B. 

      Boston

    • C. 

      Long Island

    • D. 

      Brooklyn

  • 11. 
    Why does Willy believe his sons will be more successful than Bernard?
    • A. 

      That more women like Happy shows that he will be more successful.

    • B. 

      Biff's athletic accomplishments will get Bernard into a better college.

    • C. 

      Bernard is "liked, but not well liked."

    • D. 

      Biff and Happy have better business connections because of WIlly.

  • 12. 
    How did Ben become rich?
    • A. 

      Alaska oil fields

    • B. 

      African diamond mines

    • C. 

      Mexican gold mines

    • D. 

      Montana ranches

  • 13. 
    Why does Linda believe that her sons should treat Willy kindly?
    • A. 

      He is a human being, and "attention must be paid."

    • B. 

      He has provided well for his family.

    • C. 

      He has been a dedicated father.

    • D. 

      He is a successful man who can teach his family a great deal.

  • 14. 
    What object does Howard have in his office that frightens Willy?
    • A. 

      Wire recorder

    • B. 

      Electric typewriter

    • C. 

      Television

    • D. 

      Radio

  • 15. 
    Why does Biff not go to college?
    • A. 

      Willy cannot afford to pay for college.

    • B. 

      He refuses to go to summer school to pass math.

    • C. 

      He cannot get an athletic scholarship, as he expected.

    • D. 

      Biff prefered to go west and work on a ranch.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following problems does Biff not have?
    • A. 

      Biff never trains properly for his games.

    • B. 

      Biff is too tough with the girls.

    • C. 

      Biff is constantly stealing.

    • D. 

      Biff does not study for the Regents exam.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following does not describe Linda Loman?
    • A. 

      Helpful

    • B. 

      Patient

    • C. 

      Obedient

    • D. 

      Loyal

  • 18. 
    Why is Happy Loman perhaps less self-assured than Biff?
    • A. 

      Happy has never been as loved by their father as Biff.

    • B. 

      Happy has never tasted the success that Biff has.

    • C. 

      Happy has never risked failure.

    • D. 

      Happy has never had the gratifying social life that Biff has.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following characters does attend Willy's funeral?
    • A. 

      Howard

    • B. 

      Bernard

    • C. 

      Charley

    • D. 

      Ben

    • E. 

      What? Willy died? When did THAT happen?

  • 20. 
    Why did Biff not keep in contact with his parents when he was out west?
    • A. 

      He was homeless, living on the streets in Oklahoma City.

    • B. 

      He did not want to have any contact with his father.

    • C. 

      He was in jail.

    • D. 

      He was moving from place to place without a concrete address.

  • 21. 
    What causes the rift between Biff and Willy Loman?
    • A. 

      Willy finds out that Biff has been stealing.

    • B. 

      Biff has unrealistic expectations about his father's success.

    • C. 

      Willy is disappointed that Biff refuses to go to college.

    • D. 

      Biff finds out that Willy is having an affair.

  • 22. 
    Why does Bernard not help Biff cheat on the Regents exam?
    • A. 

      Biff does not show up to the exam at all out of bitterness toward Willy.

    • B. 

      Bernard neither admires nor respects Biff.

    • C. 

      It is a state exam, and Bernard could be arrested.

    • D. 

      Bernard thinks that Biff should do his own work.

  • 23. 
    Why does The Woman choose Willy Loman?
    • A. 

      His sense of humor.

    • B. 

      His promise to buy her stockings.

    • C. 

      His hope for the future.

    • D. 

      His charismatic personality.

  • 24. 
    What was Willy Loman's father's profession?
    • A. 

      Repairman

    • B. 

      Carpenter

    • C. 

      Salesman

    • D. 

      Inventor

  • 25. 
    Who removed the rubber pipe that had been connected to the gas heater?
    • A. 

      Willy

    • B. 

      Linda

    • C. 

      Biff

    • D. 

      Happy

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