Death of a Salesman

High SchoolEnglish  /  Death of a Salesman

“Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman, has spent his life following the American way, living out his belief in salesmanship as a way to reinvent himself. But somehow the riches and respect he covets have eluded him. At age 63, he searches for the moment his life took a wrong turn, the moment of betrayal that undermined his relationship with his wife and destroyed his relationship with Biff, the son in whom he invested his faith. Willy lives in a fragile world of elaborate excuses and daydreams, conflating past and present in a desperate attempt to make sense of himself and of a world that once promised so much.”

Book description from Penguin

You can access 170 questions about Death of a Salesman in Castle Learning.


Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of Death of a Salesman, including: multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response.



Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Act I
  • Act II
  • Requiem
  • End of Drama
  • Death of a Salesman and All My Sons Comparison Questions

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about Death of a Salesman:

  • L. 11-12.4
  • L. 11-12.5
  • L. 9-10.5
  • RL. 11-12.1
  • RL. 11-12.2
  • RL. 11-12.3
  • RL. 11-12.4
  • RL. 11-12.5
  • RL. 11-12.6
  • RL. 9-10.1
  • RL. 9-10.2
  • RL. 9-10.3
  • RL. 9-10.4
  • RL. 9-10.5
  • W. 11-12.1
  • W. 11-12.9
  • W. 9-10.1
  • W. 9-10.2
  • W. 9-10.3
  • W. 9-10.9
  • W.11-12.2
  • W.11-12.4