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. Why does Lily Dale say she gave the young man money behind Will's back?

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

3. What family does the young man from Atlanta claim to have?

4. How does Lily Dale say she deceived Will?

5. What does Pete tell Will about the money?

Short Essay Questions

1. What all does Etta Doris say is wrong with her?

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

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

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

5. What does Will call Tom about?

6. How does Etta Doris describe Bill?

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

8. Describe Lily Dale's meeting with Etta Doris.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Who is Bill in THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA? How is his death connected to the action of the play? How does Lily Dale's relationship with his memory change over the course of the play? How does Will's?

Essay Topic 3

What is Carson's function in THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA? What does he represent for Pete? What does he represent for Lily Dale and Will? How does Foote use him to advance the plot?

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