Death Of Salesman - Vocabulary/Comprehension

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This is a vocabulary and comprehension test for Death of a Salesman. Best of luck to you! Do not talk outloud for this. Most of the questions are multiple choice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which character do you identify with most in the play and explain why.  Identify three quotations from the play that will support your answer.
  • 2. 
    The monotony of a situation. 
    • A. 

      A. anxiety

    • B. 

      B. mystery

    • C. 

      C. sameness

    • D. 

      D. excitement

  • 3. 
    An ominous sign. 
    • A. 

      A. ridiculous

    • B. 

      B. threatening

    • C. 

      C. misunderstood

    • D. 

      D. secret

  • 4. 
    A petty remark.
    • A. 

      A. funny

    • B. 

      B. sarcastic

    • C. 

      C. intelligent

    • D. 

      D. insignificant

  • 5. 
    The lifestyle of a philanderer.
    • A. 

      A. one who engages in insincere love affairs.

    • B. 

      B. a double-dealing politicians.

    • C. 

      C. one who gives money to charities.

    • D. 

      D. a world traveler.

  • 6. 
    A  raucous party.
    • A. 

      A. loud and boisterous

    • B. 

      B. drunken

    • C. 

      C. reception

    • D. 

      D. formal

  • 7. 
    To repress a feeling
    • A. 

      A. state

    • B. 

      B. share

    • C. 

      C. analyze

    • D. 

      D. restrain

  • 8. 
    A pompous display of importance 
    • A. 

      A. underhanded

    • B. 

      B. pretentious

    • C. 

      C. sly

    • D. 

      D. weak

  • 9. 
    To reproach 
    • A. 

      A. approach

    • B. 

      B. introduce

    • C. 

      C. blame

    • D. 

      D. shelter

  • 10. 
    To exercise reserve
    • A. 

      A. self-restraint

    • B. 

      B. rigorously

    • C. 

      C. freedom

    • D. 

      D unwillingly

  • 11. 
    To seethe after an an arguement
    • A. 

      A. rest

    • B. 

      B. be agitated

    • C. 

      C. forgive someone

    • D. 

      D. get revenge

  • 12. 
    A stolid countenance. 
    • A. 

      A. humorous

    • B. 

      B. apathetic

    • C. 

      C. coarse

    • D. 

      D. depressed

  • 13. 
    To summon someone
    • A. 

      A. sue

    • B. 

      B. slight

    • C. 

      C. send for

    • D. 

      D. encourage

  • 14. 
    A transparent object 
    • A. 

      A. clear

    • B. 

      B. fleeting

    • C. 

      C. expensive

    • D. 

      D. borrowed

  • 15. 
    To feel trepidation 
    • A. 

      A. total awe

    • B. 

      B. confusion

    • C. 

      C. disgust

    • D. 

      D. fear

  • 16. 
    To be in the midst of turbulence 
    • A. 

      A. an argument

    • B. 

      B. a storm

    • C. 

      C. disturbing activity

    • D. 

      D. an illness

  • 17. 
    To unnerve someone 
    • A. 

      A. cause to lose composure

    • B. 

      B. operate on

    • C. 

      C. soothe

    • D. 

      D. question

  • 18. 
    To utter a statement
    • A. 

      A. repeat

    • B. 

      B. speak

    • C. 

      C. formulate

    • D. 

      D. question

  • 19. 
    I see a plant wilt 
    • A. 

      A. thrive

    • B. 

      B. bloom

    • C. 

      C. droop

    • D. 

      D. die

  • 20. 
    Can we speak candidly?
    • A. 

      A. quietly

    • B. 

      B. loudly

    • C. 

      C. honestly

    • D. 

      D, respectfully

  • 21. 
    Who comments on the smell of shaving cream?  
    • A. 

      A. Willy

    • B. 

      B. Biff

    • C. 

      C. Happy

    • D. 

      D. Linda

    • E. 

      E. Ben

  • 22. 
    "_________________" can get the best marks in school, y'understand, but whien he gets out in the business world, y'understand, you are egoing to be five times ahead of him.  that's why I thank Almight God you're both built like Adonises.  Because the man who makes an appearance in the buisness world, the man who creates personal interest is the man who gets ahead.  Be liked and you will never want."  Fill in the blank in Willy's speech to answer.  
    • A. 

      A. Happy

    • B. 

      B. Charley

    • C. 

      C. Howard

    • D. 

      D. Linda

    • E. 

      E. Willy

    • F. 

      F. Biff

  • 23. 
    ___________________ says, "They time these things.  They time so when you finally paid for them, they're used up."  Who applies this theory of life?  
    • A. 

      A. Willy

    • B. 

      B. Happy

    • C. 

      C. Bernard

    • D. 

      D. Biff

  • 24. 
    What is the first evidence that Biff is a thief?  
    • A. 

      A. the lumber

    • B. 

      B. Bill Oliver's pen

    • C. 

      C. The football

    • D. 

      D. Willy cheating at cards

    • E. 

      E. The suit for which he was sent to jail.

  • 25. 
    What was Biff doing in the West befor the play begins?
    • A. 

      A. Laying railroad tracks

    • B. 

      B. Selling dishwashers

    • C. 

      C. working on a farm

    • D. 

      D. robbing banks

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