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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Nothing fires Will up like what?

2. Where is Will at the top of the play?

3. What is Will's opinion of the Roosevelts?

4. What does Pete agree to give Lily Dale?

5. Where does Will say Bill was when he died?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Will's late son.

2. Who is the young man from Atlanta?

3. How does Lily Dale describe the Disappointment Clubs?

4. What are the circumstances surrounding the money Lily Dale gives to the young man from Atlanta?

5. What does Lily Dale learn about Bill's religiousness from the young man from Atlanta?

6. How does Lily Dale respond to being deceived by the young man from Atlanta?

7. What is the difference between Will and his brother?

8. What does Will tell Carson about Houston?

9. Describe Will's display of pride at the end of the scene.

10. Why does Will want such a big house for only two people?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Pete's role in the story? How does he function in when we first encounter him? How does his role evolve? In what ways is he provided for and in what ways is he the provider in THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA?

Essay Topic 2

Choose another southern playwright or author whose works you enjoy. Write an essay comparing and contrasting one of your chosen writer's works with Horton Foote's THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. Discuss differences and similarities in plot, character and style, citing specific examples.

Essay Topic 3

THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA is divided into six scenes. Discuss the influence of the play's structure on the narrative. How does the story develop from scene to scene. Why do you think Foote chose this six scene structure?

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