Before I learned how to write ACT-like tests, I had fun making multiple-choice tests fun. For some tests, I'd have to tell students to quiet down because they were laughing and discussing the answers. Even with two obviously-wrong answers, students tended to get similar percentages to other tests. This Death of a Salesman test is one of those more-fun tests. It can still tell you whether or not a student understood, but it's not ACT skills-based. Then again, most of our reading tests aren't, are they?
Anyhow, I see it now as more of a review of the play. Use it to get students ready. Count it, but not as a summative test. Or, if you've had enough of the play, give it as a real test and call it a day. 20 questions means easy percentages, and you'll look like you have time and personality outside of school. I even have a Quizstar Import code so you can make it a computer lab or online learning experience.
2. Willy yells at Linda about the cheese she gets for him. Since he doesn't like change, what is Willy’s preferred cheese?
A. Munster, because he likes “The Munsters” television program
B. Swiss cheese, because he’s always liked Swiss cheese
C. Whipped American cheese, because “all cheese oughta be whipped.”
D. Easy Cheese, because nothing is more American than cheese in a can
E. Goat’s cheese, because they have a goat in the backyard.