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. When Pete asks if Will wants to eat, what does Will say?

2. When is Will's meeting at Sunshine produce?

3. What does Pete say before he and Carson leave?

4. How does Will describe the man at the bank's manner?

5. How does Etta Doris survive now that she can't work?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is Will's manner with Etta Doris?

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

7. What do Lily Dale and Will argue about in this scene?

8. After recounting his meeting at the bank, Will lies down on the sofa and closes his eyes. How is he interrupted?

9. What does Clara find out for Lily Dale about the Disappointment Clubs?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is Lily Dale? What drives her? What makes her sweet and charming one minute and perfectly self-centered the next? How does she contribute to Will's downfall?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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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