The Young Man from Atlanta Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What does Clara say about Pete and Carson?

2. What does the doctor say about Will's trip to the bank?

3. Who is the only Bill that Will cares to know about?

4. When does the man at the bank suggest Will return?

5. Upon discovering Lily Dale has gone downtown, what does Will guess she is doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lily Dale no longer see Mary Cunningham?

2. What does Will say to Carson and Pete about the way he has been treating his wife?

3. What does Lily Dale initially confess to doing with Mary Cunningham?

4. What confession does Will make to Lily Dale after he tells her about the courtesy call at the bank?

5. What does the young man from Atlanta say when Lily Dale tells him what Carson said about him?

6. Who delivers a message from the young man from Atlanta?

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

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

9. Will runs into Ted Cleveland, Jr. at the bank. What do he and Will discuss?

10. How does Pete describe his late wife's cooking habits?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the first scene of THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA, Will tells Tom that he is "a natural born competitor," that "nothing fires [him] up like a competition." Write an essay demonstrating how the theme of competition shapes the story of the play. How does it influence Will's actions? What about Ted's? What about the young man from Atlanta's?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Compare Will Kidder with another tragic character you have encountered in drama or literature (Willy Loman, for example). Compare and contrast the qualities of the these characters. How is Will's tragic fall classic. In what ways is it totally unique?

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