Linda in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis


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Which of the following phrases does Willy Loman use to describe Linda in Death of a Salesman?

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1. What does Linda want Willy to ask his boss in Death of a Salesman?

2. Why is Linda concerned when Willy returns home unexpectedly in Death of a Salesman?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Linda is the wife of Willy Loman, the protagonist in Death of a Salesman. This quiz contains several questions regarding Linda's relationship with her husband and her actions throughout the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Choose a phrase that Willy uses to describe Linda
  • Recall what Linda wants Willy to ask his boss
  • Understand why Linda is troubled when Willy returns home unexpectedly
  • Know what causes Willy to lash out
  • Determine why Linda doesn't say anything when she realizes Willy is planning another suicide

Skills Practiced

You'll practice several skills, including:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Death of a Salesman to answer questions about Linda's interactions with Willy
  • Reading comprehension - take away important information from the related lesson on Linda from Death of a Salesman
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the nature of Willy and Linda's marriage

Additional Learning

To learn more about this character, check out the related lesson called, Linda in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis. The lesson helps students:

  • Name Willy and Linda's two sons
  • Analyze quotes from the play
  • Understand the significance of Linda's words in the play's final scene