Miller's Death of a Salesman: Summary and Analysis


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In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, who tells Willy that he's not a leader of men, but just a hard-working, average guy?

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1. In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman', what caused Biff to lose faith in his father?

2. As Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman' begins, what just happened to Willy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Arthur Miller's 1949 play 'Death of a Salesman' is an enduring classic, one that is still taught to this day. This quiz will have you attempt to recall various key moments and quotes from the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is for you to see how well you understand 'Death of a Salesman' by testing your ability to:

  • Recall who tells Willy that he's not a leader of men
  • Recollect what caused Biff to lose faith in his father
  • Recognize what happened to Willy as the play begins
  • Remember who in the play thinks his life has been a lie
  • Recall what Willy sees as the key to success

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information from the lesson on 'Death of a Salesman'
  • Information recall - remember what you've now learned about this play
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about 'Death of a Salesman'

Additional Learning

If you're looking for more info, the lesson on Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the characters from 'Death of a Salesman'
  • Summarize the plot to this play act by act
  • Explore the themes in 'Death of a Salesman'