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A STEP BEYOND
TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. Amanda frequently talks about her husband because she
A. still loves him in spite of the fact that he deserted her
_____ 2. The setting of The Glass Menagerie is unrealistic because
I. it exists only in Tom's imagination
A. I, II, and III
_____ 3. Amanda recalls the gentlemen callers of the past whenever
A. the present becomes too painful to bear
_____ 4. Laura usually listens to her mother's stories of Blue Mountain
A. enjoys hearing them
_____ 5. Tom goes to the movies to
I. get away from Amanda
A. I, II and III
_____ 6. Amanda and Tom get into an argument over
A. Tom's reading habits
_____ 7. Tom chooses to invite Jim O'Connor to meet Laura because
A. Jim and Laura knew each other in high school
_____ 8. The Paradise Dance Hall contributes to the play as a
I. symbol for temporary and illusory happiness
A. I and III only
_____ 9. Laura gives Jim the broken unicorn because
A. she doesn't want him to forget her
_____ 10. Tom refers to cities as "dead leaves" because
A. they have no meaning to him
11. Why is The Glass Menagerie an appropriate title for this play?
12. Does this play have a villain? Explain.
13. To what extent is Tom responsible for his "two-by-four situation"?
14. Laura recalls how self-conscious she felt in high school while "clumping up the aisle. "How would you explain Jim's response that he "never even noticed"?
15. Which characters, if any, are better off at the end of the play than they were at the beginning?