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The Glass Menagerie is a play written by Tenessee William which highlights the struggle faced by a family of Mississippi. The characters of the play Amanda(Single Mother), Laura( A disabled girl) and Tom(Son of Amanda) have their own ambitions which couldn't be fulfilled. Take the following quiz to prepare and test your knowledge on Scenes 4-6. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How does Tom escape without leaving the family?

    • A.

      Movies

    • B.

      Magic shows

    • C.

      Drinking

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above - he doesn't escape

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Tom escapes without leaving the family through various means. In movies, he can escape by immersing himself in a different world and temporarily forgetting about his family. In magic shows, he can escape from confinement or tricky situations, symbolizing his desire to break free from the family. Additionally, drinking can provide an escape from reality and the responsibilities of family life. Therefore, all of the options mentioned (movies, magic shows, and drinking) can be seen as ways for Tom to escape without physically leaving the family.

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  • 2. 

    Why doesn't Tom escape?

    • A.

      He doesn't have enough money

    • B.

      He loves his life

    • C.

      His responsibilities - Amanda and Laura

    • D.

      He loves his job

    Correct Answer
    C. His responsibilities - Amanda and Laura
    Explanation
    Tom doesn't escape because he has responsibilities towards Amanda and Laura. This implies that he feels a sense of duty towards them and cannot abandon them. It suggests that his love and care for them outweigh his desire to escape from whatever situation he is in.

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  • 3. 

    According to Tom, what is the best trick at the magic show?

    • A.

      The magician pulling the rabbit out of the hat

    • B.

      The magician sawing the woman in half

    • C.

      The magician making the milk disappear

    • D.

      The magician escaping from the nailed coffin without removing one nail

    Correct Answer
    D. The magician escaping from the nailed coffin without removing one nail
    Explanation
    Tom believes that the best trick at the magic show is the magician escaping from the nailed coffin without removing one nail.

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  • 4. 

    What is the coffin a symbol of?

    • A.

      Laura because she is crippled

    • B.

      Tom's unhappiness and him feeling stuck like he is in a prison

    • C.

      Amanda because she lives in an illusion

    • D.

      Mr. Wingfield because he escaped

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom's unhappiness and him feeling stuck like he is in a prison
    Explanation
    The coffin is a symbol of Tom's unhappiness and feeling trapped in his life, similar to being in a prison. This symbolizes his desire to escape from his current situation and the emotional burden he carries. The coffin represents his feelings of confinement and the weight of his responsibilities, which contribute to his overall unhappiness.

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  • 5. 

    Why is Tom jealous of the magician?

    • A.

      The magician is able to escape the coffin without causing any harm

    • B.

      The magician is able to travel the world

    • C.

      The magician does not have any responsibilities

    • D.

      The magician has money

    Correct Answer
    A. The magician is able to escape the coffin without causing any harm
    Explanation
    Tom may be jealous of the magician because he is amazed by the magician's ability to escape the coffin without causing any harm. This skill may make Tom feel inadequate or less capable in comparison. Tom might desire to have the same level of skill and control over his own abilities.

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  • 6. 

    When Laura tries to go to the store, she falls on the fire escape. What is that a symbol of?

    • A.

      She is crippled

    • B.

      She needs a new leg brace

    • C.

      She is able to escape and live in reality

    • D.

      She is not able to take care of herself in the outside world and she will not be able to escape

    Correct Answer
    D. She is not able to take care of herself in the outside world and she will not be able to escape
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Laura falling on the fire escape symbolizes her inability to take care of herself in the outside world and her inability to escape from her current situation. This implies that Laura is trapped and dependent on others for her well-being, highlighting her lack of independence and agency.

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  • 7. 

    Dramatic Irony is a contradiction between what a character thinks and what the audience knows to be true. What is an example of dramatic irony?

    • A.

      Laura falling on the fire escape

    • B.

      Tom promising his mother that he will not become a drunk

    • C.

      Amanda letting Laura live in an illusion

    • D.

      Tom going to the magic show

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom promising his mother that he will not become a drunk
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because dramatic irony occurs when there is a contradiction between what a character believes or says and what the audience knows to be true. In this case, Tom promising his mother that he will not become a drunk is an example of dramatic irony because the audience is aware that Tom's actions suggest otherwise. The audience knows that Tom frequently goes to the movies and bars, and it is implied that he drinks heavily. Therefore, the audience understands the irony in Tom's promise to his mother.

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  • 8. 

    What is the deal that Amanda makes with Tom?

    • A.

      If Tom makes a lot of money, then he can leave if he leaves all of the money

    • B.

      If Tom finds a man for Laura, then he can leave

    • C.

      If Tom buys them a house, then he can leave

    • D.

      If Tom finds a husband for Amanda, then he can leave

    Correct Answer
    B. If Tom finds a man for Laura, then he can leave
    Explanation
    Amanda makes a deal with Tom that if he is able to find a suitable man for Laura, then he can leave. This suggests that Amanda wants Tom to help Laura find a potential partner or husband, and once that is accomplished, Tom will be allowed to leave.

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  • 9. 

    With regards to Mr. Wingfield, you "can't judge a book by its cover." What does this mean?

    • A.

      Mr. Wingfield was not handsome but was a nice guy

    • B.

      Mr. Wingfield was a handsome man but was not a nice guy

    • C.

      Mr. Wingfield was ugly both on the inside and outside

    • D.

      Mr. Wingfield was handsome and a nice guy

    Correct Answer
    B. Mr. Wingfield was a handsome man but was not a nice guy
    Explanation
    This means that even though Mr. Wingfield was attractive on the outside, he had a negative personality and was not a pleasant person. It implies that appearances can be deceiving and one should not judge someone solely based on their physical appearance.

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  • 10. 

    An allusion is a connection to another story. The Paradise Dance Hall is an allusion to what story?

    • A.

      Cinderella

    • B.

      The Garden of Eden

    • C.

      Snow White

    • D.

      Cain and Abel

    Correct Answer
    B. The Garden of Eden
    Explanation
    The Paradise Dance Hall is an allusion to The Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden is a biblical story that symbolizes a perfect and idyllic place. Similarly, the Paradise Dance Hall represents a place of joy, happiness, and escape from reality, much like the Garden of Eden. Both the Garden of Eden and the Paradise Dance Hall evoke a sense of paradise and a longing for a utopian world.

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  • 11. 

    Amanda states, "a little silver slipper of a moon" (71). This is an allusion to what story?

    • A.

      Cinderella

    • B.

      The Garden of Eden

    • C.

      Snow White

    • D.

      Cain and Abel

    Correct Answer
    A. Cinderella
    Explanation
    The phrase "a little silver slipper of a moon" is a reference to the story of Cinderella. In the fairy tale, Cinderella loses her glass slipper at the ball, and the phrase used in the question is a metaphorical description of the crescent shape of the moon, comparing it to Cinderella's slipper. This allusion helps to create a vivid image and adds depth to the description of the moon in the text.

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  • 12. 

    Who is the gentleman caller that Tom is going to bring to the house?

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Jim

    • C.

      Jack

    • D.

      Peter

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim
    Explanation
    Tom is going to bring Jim to the house as the gentleman caller.

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  • 13. 

    What is a cotillion?

    • A.

      Dance

    • B.

      Stove

    • C.

      Table

    • D.

      Apartment

    Correct Answer
    A. Dance
    Explanation
    A cotillion is a formal dance that originated in France and became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is characterized by a series of intricate and synchronized dance movements performed by a group of couples. The dance is often accompanied by live music and is considered a social event where young people can showcase their dancing skills and etiquette.

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  • 14. 

    Why is it ironic that Amanda wears the cotillion dress to the dinner with Jim?

    • A.

      She is too old to wear it

    • B.

      It is not an appropriate dinner dress

    • C.

      She wore it when she met Mr. Wingfield and when she had gentlemen callers so it does not have luck

    • D.

      It is the same dress that Laura will wear

    Correct Answer
    C. She wore it when she met Mr. Wingfield and when she had gentlemen callers so it does not have luck
    Explanation
    It is ironic that Amanda wears the cotillion dress to the dinner with Jim because she wore it when she met Mr. Wingfield and when she had gentlemen callers, but it did not bring her any luck. This suggests that she is hoping for a similar outcome with Jim, despite the fact that her previous experiences with the dress were unsuccessful.

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  • 15. 

    Tom is going to become a member of the Merchant Seamen. How did he pay his dues?

    • A.

      Money that he has been saving

    • B.

      Money for the rent

    • C.

      He stole the money from Amanda

    • D.

      Money for the electric bill

    Correct Answer
    D. Money for the electric bill
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "money for the electric bill." This implies that Tom used the money he had set aside for paying his electric bill to pay his dues for becoming a member of the Merchant Seamen.

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