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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Lily Dale help the young man from Atlanta?



2. What does Pete tell Lily Dale about her financial situation?



3. From what company is Pete retired?



4. What does Will say about Bill's job?



5. What does Pete agree to give Lily Dale?



Short Essay Questions

1. What new "blow" does Pete deliver to Will?



2. What does Carson say about the photograph of Bill that Lily Dale and Will have?



3. How does Pete convince Lily Dale that it is okay for Will to go to the bank?



4. What is Pete's attitude toward education?



5. Why is Will short of breath at the beginning of the play?



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



7. How does Will's meeting at the Bank go?



8. What does Will call Tom about?



9. How does Lily Dale describe the Disappointment Clubs?



10. What conversation about Bill do Will and Lily Dale finally have?



Essay Topics

Frequently in the THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA, Lily Dale will reveal new and dramatic information to Clara in confidence, and then, pages later, other characters will discover the information. Write an essay exploring the relationship between Clara and Lily Dale. In what ways are they equals? In what ways are they not? How does Foote use this relationship to move the story forward and increase dramatic tension?

Write an essay examining the theme of deception in THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. Address the following:

1) The ways in which Lily Dale deceives Will.

2) The ways in which Will deceives Lily Dale.

3) They ways in which the young man from Atlanta deceives everyone.

How does Foote employ this theme to keep the story moving a ratchet up dramatic tension?

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.

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