Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ann B. Ross
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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. Why has Hazel been beaten?

2. Who does Julia see when she runs her errand?

3. Why does Lillian advise Julia not to notify authorities about the boy?

4. What is one reason Julia would like to see Little Lloyd leave?

5. What is in front of Julia's house when she returns home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Lillian's perspective on why Little Lloyd left his bag of possessions at Julia's house?

2. Who arrives at Julia's house to interrupt her morning?

3. How is Julia selfless in the ways that she helps Hazel and Little Lloyd?

4. What is Sam able to tell Julia about whether her husband planned on leaving his estate to the church?

5. How recently has Julia Springer been widowed and what is she doing as the novel begins?

6. What is Julia's response when Lillian tells her about the rumors around town?

7. Why has Sam resigned as an elder at the church?

8. What do Julia, Detective Bates and Little Lloyd discover when they enter Hazel Puckett's house?

9. How is Brother Vern's betrayal the final straw for Julia in terms of being taken for granted?

10. What startles Julia about the vehicle Brother Vern is driving and another one driving by her house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Explain the ongoing conflict between Julia and Pastor Ledbetter. What are the main sources of the conflicts? Why does it perpetuate? What does Julia learn about taking control of her life due to her experiences with Pastor Ledbetter?

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