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 do Julia, Little Lloyd and Deputy Bates drive to the location in #53?

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

3. Why does Julia suspect that Hazel Puckett went to Raleigh?

4. How old is Julia Springer?

5. What is the little boy's name?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Who is Sam Murdoch and why does Julia place so much trust in him?

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

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

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

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

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

Create a character study of Brother Vern. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Vern?

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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