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 Julia find in the bag that Little Lloyd carried?

2. What is the profession of the person in #9?

3. Who is Wayne Peavey?

4. Why is Lillian distraught when Julia returns home?

5. Where does Sam want to take Julia to get her mind off of matters?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Julia try to find Brother Vern?

2. What unnerves Julia when she goes out for a drive?

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

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

5. What do Sam and Binkie tell Julia about her competency status?

6. What is the purpose of Detective Peavey's visit to Julia's house?

7. How do Ledbetter and Fowler try to capitalize on the confusion in Julia's home to force their objective?

8. When does Julia realize that she did not know her husband at all?

9. How is Julia treated by Dr. Fowler as she shows him around the church?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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