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 does Lillian tell Julia about Little Lloyd when she sees his bag?

2. In what state did Julia grow up?

3. Who is the little boy's mother?

4. Who is Earl Frady?

5. Why does Deputy Bates send Julia and Little Lloyd home after reaching their destination?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Little Lloyd say that Brother Vern is after?

2. What does Sam announce about the will to the assembled group?

3. What do Sam and Binkie share about the will after Pastor Ledbetter, Dr. Fowler and Brother Vern have left?

4. What is the item that Little Lloyd entrusted to Julia and how does she react to it?

5. Why does Julia unbutton her dress and what is the reaction of the people gathered in her home?

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

7. How is Julia affected by Hazel's news that she and Little Lloyd will be leaving?

8. Describe the chaos in Julia's house with all the characters assembled with various agendas.

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

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

Project into the future ten years after the end of the novel and write a brief synopsis for Julia's life. Will Hazel and Little Lloyd still be present in her life? What kind of child is Little Lloyd? What role does Sam play in Julia's life? Explain.

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