Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Julia see when she runs her errand?
2. What does Julia tell Deputy Bates about Hazel's whereabouts?
3. Who had beaten Hazel after Brother Vern took her back to her house?
4. Where had Brother Vern taken Hazel instead of taking her to Raleigh as planned?
5. What is in front of Julia's house when she returns home?
Short Essay Questions
1. What mixed feelings does Julia have when Brother Vern arrives to take Little Lloyd?
2. How recently has Julia Springer been widowed and what is she doing as the novel begins?
3. How does Julia try to find Brother Vern?
4. Why is Julia anxious to speak to Pastor Ledbetter about her situation and how does he disappoint her?
5. What element of foreshadowing does the author insert into the barbershop scene?
6. How is Julia affected by Hazel's news that she and Little Lloyd will be leaving?
7. What is Julia's response when Lillian tells her about the rumors around town?
8. Why does Julia not know how to deal with any romantic overtures from Sam?
9. Who is Sam Murdoch and why does Julia place so much trust in him?
10. How is Brother Vern's betrayal the final straw for Julia in terms of being taken for granted?
What is the overall setting for the novel? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Ross choose to use these places in the novel?
The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the story. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.
Betrayal seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of betrayal Why does it have such a prevalent place in Julia's life? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.
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