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 kind of grades does Etta Doris say Bill made?

2. What does Etta Doris say about Will and Lily Dale's new house?

3. Pete says Carson reminds him of whom?

4. What does Pete decide to do after talking with Carson about Atlanta?

5. How does the young man respond to being told to go?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What sacrifices do Lily Dale and Will propose in order to get by?

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

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

7. How does Will feel about his conversation with Ted, Jr. once he gets home?

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

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

10. What does Will call Tom about?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA is divided into six scenes. Discuss the influence of the play's structure on the narrative. How does the story develop from scene to scene. Why do you think Foote chose this six scene structure?

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