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by Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie Quiz 1

1. The action of the play takes place in the

  • 1930's
  • 1950's
  • 1960's
  • 1890's

2. The setting of the play is

  • Chicago
  • New York
  • New Orleans
  • St. Louis

3. The narrator of the play is

  • Tom
  • Laura
  • Amanda
  • Jim

4. Amanda is from

  • Mexico
  • England
  • the South
  • Canada

5. Amanda's husband, Tom's and Laura's father is absent. He is gone because he

  • died fighting in World War II
  • is working overseas and sends home a check every month
  • abandoned the family sixteen years before the action of the play
  • died of polio when the children were young

6. Tom works at

  • a shoe warehouse
  • a bakery
  • a bank
  • the docks

7. Laura keeps a collection of tiny glass

  • Christmas ornaments
  • animals
  • flowers
  • cocktail stirrers

8. In his first speech, Tom makes an allusion to a certain atrocity in Europe. That atrocity is mentioned several times by Tom throughout the play. What event does Tom refer to?

  • Stalin's extermination of the Armenians
  • the Holocaust
  • the Rape of Nanking
  • Guernica

9. Tom frequently addresses the audience from a certain part of the set. This area is an important symbol for Tom and for the choice he faces. What area is it?

  • the bedroom
  • the fire escape
  • Paradise Dance Hall
  • the chimney

10. Tom spends many of his nights at

  • church
  • the movies
  • the warehouse
  • opium dens

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