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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. Who is the little boy's mother?
2. What does Brother Vern tell Little Lloyd to gather up before they go?
3. What does Lillian tell Julia about Little Lloyd when she sees his bag?
4. What does Julia ask Sam about her husband's estate?
5. What are Julia's financial circumstances?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Julia feel she cannot talk to Pastor Ledbetter about all the problems that have cropped up in her life recently?
2. What does Sam advise Julia to do in order to check on Little Lloyd?
3. What is Julia's first response after the boy is left at her house and why does she change her mind?
4. Why has Sam resigned as an elder at the church?
5. What is Julia's response when Lillian tells her about the rumors around town?
6. Who arrives at Julia's house to interrupt her morning?
7. What proof does Hazel have of her son's father and why does she leave him with Julia?
8. How recently has Julia Springer been widowed and what is she doing as the novel begins?
9. What is Lillian's perspective on why Little Lloyd left his bag of possessions at Julia's house?
10. What is the irony of Little Lloyd coming into Julia's life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Wesley Lloyd and Pastor Ledbetter. Both men had and have influence over Julia but have their hold on her in very different ways. Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?
Essay Topic 2
The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the novel and note why they are examples of irony.
Essay Topic 3
The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.
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