The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis


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Why is Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie known as the memory play?

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1. What is the major theme of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie?

2. Through whose eyes do we experience The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whether you've read The Glass Menagerie or just our attached lesson on Tennessee Williams' paramount play, you can use this printable quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of its characters, meaning, and use of symbolism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will help test you on the following about The Glass Menagerie:

  • Key plot points
  • The main characters and what each represents
  • Importance of the point-of-view of the protagonist
  • Its primary themes
  • Tennessee Williams' development of the play

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Glass Menagerie
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symbolism and desires of each character
  • Making connections - use your understanding of theme as it relates to the play

Additional Learning

To learn more about this play, review the corresponding lesson called The Glass Menagarie: Summary and Analysis. It will prepare you to:

  • Describe the symbolism of Laura and her glass menagerie
  • Discuss the play's use of social realism to discuss the American South in transition
  • Explain how the protagonist's point-of-view comments on the play's primary theme