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

2. Who is the executor of Wesley Lloyd's estate?

3. Who had beaten Hazel after Brother Vern took her back to her house?

4. What type of marriage did Julia always think she had?

5. Why does Julia not feel that she can talk to Pastor Ledbetter about her situation?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Julia not know how to deal with any romantic overtures from Sam?

2. What does Sam advise Julia to do in order to check on Little Lloyd?

3. Who is Brother Vern and how does Julia encounter him?

4. What does Julia find at her home when she returns from Hazel's house?

5. In what way does Julia begin to speak her mind after church one Sunday?

6. What proof does Hazel have of her son's father and why does she leave him with Julia?

7. What advice does Binkie Enloe give to Julia regarding any lawsuits filed?

8. What is the irony of Little Lloyd coming into Julia's life?

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

10. What is Julia's first response after the boy is left at her house and why does she change her mind?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Does Ross end the story on a note of hope for Julia or the continuance of her struggle to come to terms with her flawed relationship with her dead husband, Wesley Lloyd? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the role of the atypical family in MISS JULIA SPEAKS HER MIND. What does it mean for each of the main characters? How does the family evolve in its support of each other? How typical is this family unit to most Southern families living during this time period?

Essay Topic 3

Create a character study of Julia. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Julia?

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