The Glass Menagerie

High SchoolEnglish  /  The Glass Menagerie

“Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother’s nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother’s anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself.”

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You can access 129 questions about The Glass Menagerie in Castle Learning.


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



Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Scene 1: Focus on Amanda
  • Scene 2: Focus on Laura
  • Scene 3: Focus on Tom
  • Scene 4: Amanda asks Tom to find a gentleman caller
  • Scene 5: Tom announces that someone will be coming to dinner
  • Scene 6: The gentleman caller arrives
  • Scene 7: The gentleman caller leaves

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about The Glass Menagerie:

  • L. 9-10.4
  • RL. 11-12.1
  • RL. 11-12.3
  • RL. 9-10.1
  • RL. 9-10.2
  • RL. 9-10.3
  • RL. 9-10.4
  • RL. 9-10.5