Ben in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis


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Who is Ben in Death of a Salesman?

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1. Which of the following statements is true of Ben in Death of a Salesman?

2. How has Ben made his fortune in Death of a Salesman?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To understand the play Death of a Salesman, one must understand the characters, and this quiz has been constructed to verify your knowledge of the character, Ben. Questions on the quiz will ask you about Ben's character, and the connection between Ben and the other players.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessment tools, you can measure how much you know about:

  • Who Ben is within the play
  • True facts about Ben's character
  • Details concerning Ben's fortune
  • Ben's opinion about Willy's life insurance policy
  • Ben's thoughts about Willy committing suicide

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you sharpen the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Ben's role in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Ben's character and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Ben's opinion concerning Willy's life insurance policy

Additional Learning

To find out more details about this topic, look through the connected lesson, Ben in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis. Answers to the quiz are revealed within the lesson, as is the following information:

  • Willy's connection to his sons
  • The dreams of instant riches versus reality
  • Willy's treatment and use of Ben