Test your knowledge of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman by taking an eNotes quiz! Created and approved by high school teachers, each eNotes quiz is multiple choice and includes questions on plot points, themes, and character traits. eNotes quizzes can be taken online or printed for classroom use.
"A star like that, magnificent, can never really fade away." Willy Loman is an aging traveling salesman who has long believed, despite all evidence to the contrary, in the American Dreaml that is, if you work hard, you will be successful. Unfortunately, the promise is either hollow or misunderstood by Loman, leading to a tragic end. Be sure you understand Willy's hopes, dreams, and death, by taking this Willy Loman character quiz from Arthur Miller's classic play, Death of a Salesman.
Biff Loman is Willy's son, who, despite being thirty-four years old, has yet to find his purpose in life. Like his father, Biff's dreams are unfulfilled, leaving him frustrated and angry, both with himself and Willy. Be sure you understand the complicated relationship between father and son by taking the eNotes quiz over the character of Biff Loman in Arthur Miller's classic play about the fractured American dream, Death of a Salesman.
Charley is Willy Loman's neighbor and long time friend; in fact, he is Willy's only friend. It is Charley who offers Willy money and a job. But unlike Willy, Charley has a successful son and a better grasp of reality. Be sure you understand Charley and his relationship with Willy by taking the eNotes quiz over his character in Arthur Miller's classic play, Death of a Salesman.
Bernard is the son of Willy Loman's long time friend, Charley. Unlike Willy's own sons, Biff and Happy, Bernard is successful by anyone's standards. Be sure you understand how Bernard's real accomplishments compare to the one's Willy invents for his boys by taking the quiz over the character of Bernard in Arthur Miller's classic play, Death of a Salesman.
Ben Loman is Willy's brother and "Uncle Ben" to Biff and Happy. Even though the brothers have had little contact, Ben has reached mythical status in Willy's imagination for his bold adventures and take-no-prisoners attitude. Be sure you understand the Ben of Willy's imaginings by taking the quiz over the character of Ben in Arthur Miller's classic play, Death of a Salesman.