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 did Wesley Lloyd marry Julia?

2. What is the only factor in Julia's life that is different and could be related to the trouble?

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

4. Who was Sam Murdoch's wife?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What mixed feelings does Julia have when Brother Vern arrives to take Little Lloyd?

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

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

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

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

6. What does Julia learn about her husband's wealth and her inheritance?

7. Why is Julia anxious to speak to Pastor Ledbetter about her situation and how does he disappoint her?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

MISS JULIA SPEAKS HER MIND is a classic story of loss and renewal. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Ross is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them, and identify the technique which they embody.

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