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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 Lily Dale says Will won't like her flirting with other men, what does Mary say?
2. What does the young man say to Lily Dale about the day Bill went down in the water?
3. When Lily Dale tells Will what the doctor says about going to the bank, how does Will respond?
4. How does Will describe the man at the bank's manner?
5. Why does Pete say she had to get up so early?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Clara help Lily Dale remember Etta Doris?
2. What does Will say to Carson and Pete about the way he has been treating his wife?
3. How does Will feel about his conversation with Ted, Jr. once he gets home?
4. What confession does Will make to Lily Dale after he tells her about the courtesy call at the bank?
5. Describe Lily Dale's meeting with Etta Doris.
6. What does Lily Dale initially confess to doing with Mary Cunningham?
7. What new "blow" does Pete deliver to Will?
8. What is the rest of the Mary Cunningham story?
9. How does Pete convince Lily Dale that it is okay for Will to go to the bank?
10. How does the young man from Atlanta get Lily Dale to talk to him?
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
Explore the roles of the maids in THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. How are they treated? What does their status seem to be? How does the talk of Disappointment Clubs highlight the role of the maids in the play? How does the generational difference between Clara and Etta Doris parallel other generational differences in the play?
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