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. Where does Carson say he saw Bill's roommate the previous day?

2. What does Carson tell Pete about the picture of Bill that Will and Lily Dale have?

3. What does Will ask Carson to do before he and Pete leave?

4. What is the last thing Will says to Tom?

5. How does Will respond to Pete's news about his savings?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Etta Doris describe Bill?

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

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

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

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

8. How does Clara help Lily Dale remember Etta Doris?

9. What is the rest of the Mary Cunningham story?

10. How is it that Pete decides to take a trip to Atlanta?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay discussing the theme of loyalty and its significance in THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. How does it influence the relationship between Will and Lily Dale? Will and Ted? Will and Pete? How does Foote employ the theme to drive his characters' actions?

Essay Topic 2

In the first scene of THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA, Will tells Tom that he is "a natural born competitor," that "nothing fires [him] up like a competition." Write an essay demonstrating how the theme of competition shapes the story of the play. How does it influence Will's actions? What about Ted's? What about the young man from Atlanta's?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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