The Young Man from Atlanta Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Lily Dale tell Will she's been?

2. Why does Pete say she had to get up so early?

3. For what is Pete loaning her the money?

4. Who does Etta Doris work for now?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Horton Foote often said that nothing is more important in his work than a sense of place. Write an essay exploring the influence of the setting of THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. How is Houston influential? What about the Kidder's house? What about Sunshine produce?

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