Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays


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What is the title of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons referencing?

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1. What is the subject of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman ?

2. How did Miller criticize and show his contempt for the McCarthy hearings and the associated mass fear of communism in the 1950's?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Arthur Miller was a writer and playwright well known for his political activism and marriage to Marilyn Monroe. This quiz and worksheet will help you test your knowledge of Miller's life and work. You'll learn about the subjects of his plays, what influenced his writing and recurring themes in his work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The subject of Miller's play All My Sons
  • Theme of Miller's play Death of a Salesman
  • How one of Miller's plays was related to the McCarthy hearings
  • Miller's writing influences
  • The recurring theme in Miller's work

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet let students test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the related lesson on Arthur Miller
  • Interpreting information - check you can read information about Miller's life and work and interpret it accurately
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge to answer questions about Miller's life and work

Additional Learning

To learn more about Arthur Miller, review the accompanying lesson on his life and work. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn why Arthur Miller was a powerful force in American history and literature
  • Understand what Miller's work is best known for portraying
  • Explore Miller's early life and career
  • Learn about Miller's first success, the play All My Sons
  • Understand why Miller's play Death of a Salesman was so successful
  • Gain knowledge of Miller's political activism and how it affected his writing
  • Learn about Miller's personal life