Death of a Salesman: Setting & Genre


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Identify the genre of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

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1. In which decade does Death of a Salesman take place?

2. What is the primary setting of Death of a Salesman?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet looks at elements of the framework behind Death of a Salesman. You'll be tested on aspects of the story's design and how they impact the narrative.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo touches on the following facets of Death of a Salesman:

  • The genre of the story
  • When and where it takes place
  • How Willy's circumstances have changed since he bought his house
  • The way the setting mirrors the story's events

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn key details from the lesson on what has changed since Willy bought his house
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the genre and setting of the story
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read insight into how the setting of the story parallels its events and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To study the framework of the story more closely, you can check out the corresponding lesson titled Death of a Salesman: Setting & Genre. This lesson encompasses the following learning objectives:

  • Describe genre
  • Familiarize yourself with key quotes from the story
  • Analyze the significance of the story's setting