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					Forest Hills High School                           Mrs. Richardson
Death of a Salesman – Pages 71-84                  English Department

Answer each question as completely possible using information from the play.

   1. Where did Biff go early that morning?


   2. What does Willy want for his family?


   3. What did Willy resolve to talk about with Howard?


   4. What does the tape recorder symbolize?


   5. What is the result of Willy’s conversation with Howard?


   6. Who is Dave Singleman? What do his green slippers symbolize? How does
      Willy feel about him?



   7. “You can’t eat the orange and throw the peel away - - a man is not a piece of
      fruit? Explain why Willy says this.



   8. What does Howard suggest that Willy do? How does Willy react?



   9. Howard continuously refers to Willy as “kid.” What does this say about Willy?
Forest Hills High School                          Mrs. Richardson
Death of a Salesman – Pages 84-98                 English Department

Answer each question as completely possible using information from the play.

   1. Why did Willy not go with Ben years ago when Ben offered him a job?


   2. Ben said on page 86, “What are you building? Lay your hands on it. Where is it?
      What is the point of this line?



   3. What does Willy tell Ben is the key to success? How true is this?


   4. Charley said to Willy, “When are you going to grow up?” Why does Charley say
      this?



   5. Where does Willygo after his conversation with Howard? How is he behaving
      when he arrives?


   6. What does Willy ask Bernard?



   7. Why do you think Biff burned his sneakers when he returned home from Boston?



   8. Why can’t Willy work for Charley?


   9. Why does Bernard not tell Willy what he is going to do in Washington DC?


   10. Willy said, “You end up worth more dead than alive.” What do you think this
       line foreshadows?
Forest Hills High School                            Mrs. Richardson
Death of a Salesman – Pages 98-109                  English Department

Answer each question as completely possible using information from the play.

   1. Why is Stanley, the waiter, impressed by Happy?



   2. How does Happy behave with the girl at the restaurant?



   3. Biff said, “I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been.” What does he
      mean?



   4. What is the result of Biff’s meeting with Bill Oliver?



   5. What did Biff take from Bill Oliver? Why did he do it?



   6. What does Happy want Biff to tell Willy? Why?



   7. Willy said, “ The woods are burning boys. There’s a blaze going on all around.”
      What does he mean?




   8. What are the facts of Biff’s meeting with Bill Oliver?
Forest Hills High School                             Mrs. Richardson
Death of a Salesman – Pages 109-122                         English Department

Answer each question as completely possible using information from the play.

   1. What does Willy do when Biff is trying to explain the facts of his meeting with
      Bill Oliver?



   2. What do Happy and Biff do to try to make the situation better for Willy? Is it
      helpful? Explain.


   3. What does Biff finally admit to his father?


   4. Who are Miss Forsythe and Letta?


   5. Where does Willy go? Why?



   6. What is Biff’s opinion of his father now, when he tells it to Miss Forsythe?



   7. Why can’t Biff help Willy?



   8. Happy denies that Willy is his father. Why?



   9. What happened in Boston? What do we finally find out is the problem, the secret
      between Willy and Biff?


   10. Why did Biff go to Boston in the first place?



   11. Where does Willy go after he realizes the boys left his at the restaurant?

				
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