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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman


by Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman: We’ll Save You the Suspense—He Dies Quiz

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Q. What does Willy realize on his way home from a business trip?

That he has been driving in the wrong direction
That he was supposed to fly to Houston
That he should no longer be driving
That that button with the picture of the cigarette on it is a cigarette lighter, which makes so much sense
Q. What does Linda suggest that Willy ask his boss?

If his legs go all the way up
That he give him a raise
That he give him a promotion
That he give him an office job
Q. What are the names of Willy’s sons?

Biff and Happy
Snake and Smiley
Rocky and Chuckles
Rambo and Gigglepuss
Q. What does Willy think of how Biff is living his life?

He is wasting his talents
He is living the life Willy always wished he had
Biff’s life? Who’s got time to stress about Biff’s life? Willy’s got enough problems of his own to worry about
Q. What does Linda admit to her sons?

Willy has been trying to kill himself
She gave birth to them shortly after an alien abduction and is not sure if they are Willy’s biological sons or if they are half-Venusian
They are thinking of getting a divorce
They are selling the boys’ childhood home
Q. Why is Biff planning to see a man named Bill Oliver?

Because they are lovers
Because he is going to ask him to kill Happy
Because he is going to ask him for a loan
Because he’s been told that Mr. Oliver knows the meaning of life, and also that he makes a mean raspberry wine spritzer
Q. How does Willy’s boss respond to his request for a transfer?

He grants it
He denies it
He fires him
He slyly avoids having to answer the question by insisting that he has no idea what the word "transfer" means
Q. Why do Biff and Happy abandon their father at the restaurant?

Because he ordered something with garlic, and no way were they going to be smelling that for the next two hours
Because they get in a huge fight
Because they think he has already left
Because they hit it off with a couple of girls
Q. Why does Willy feel that suicide is the answer?

Because once he is gone, everyone will miss him and realize what a great man he really was
Because his family will get the life insurance money
Because he is holding his sons back, and they will not be able to succeed until he is gone
Q. About what does Linda wonder at Willy’s funeral?

Why he had insisted on a closed casket
Why no one had come
Whether the polka-dot-patterned lining of the casket was really what Willy would have wanted
Whether or not Biff was actually responsible for his death