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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How does Julie's aunt make amends?

2. Why does Julie feel vulnerable?

3. Who escorts the Eltwings?

4. With what is Julie's house filled?

5. What is odd about Mrs. Eltwing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Julie think about Jonathan?

2. What does Aunt Cordelia try to do for the Kilpin family and how does she feel when she returns home?

3. What is a drastic change in Julie's life when she is ten? How is she involved in it?

4. Who is excited about Julie's birthday party?

5. What do Julie and Chris do with Aunt Cordelia every day and what does she do?

6. Why is Julie happy the summer between her junior and senior year?

7. How does Uncle Haskell help Julie with her loneliness after Chris leaves?

8. Why does Julie feel vulnerable when she gets up after her mother's funeral?

9. How did Julie finish high school?

10. What does Julie think about moving back in with her father?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The next morning, a note from Uncle Haskell has been slid under Julie's door and she is somewhat relieved, when she reads his words, "I'll say to my sad-faced little Julie: Guilt feelings will do nothing for either you or the Kilpin child. But your compassion as you grow into womanhood may well become immortality for the girl you call Aggie."

1. What do you think Uncle Haskell meant by his statement?

2. Do you think Julie, at the age she was when she received her Uncle's note could understand the full meaning of it? Why or why not?

3. How do you think Aggie's death will change Julie?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses the literary technique of irony in this chapter when presenting the sad state of Aggie's death. Ironically, only after her death does Aggie receive the tender washing and bodily care she desperately needed when she was alive.

1. With research, give an explanation of the irony about Aggie's death, including a brief definition of irony.

2. Why do you think an author would use irony in a story?

3. Describe an ironic event you've been in or have heard about.

Essay Topic 3

Julie hesitantly approves of the changes Alicia has made to the house but is appalled to discover that Alicia has converted Laura's old bedroom into an office. Alicia had no way of knowing that Julie coveted that room.

1. Do you think Alicia should have talked with Julie before making changes to the house? Why or why not?

2. Change is always difficult and Julie has had many changes in her young life. Discuss how you see the changes affecting her as a person. Use examples from the book and your life to support your answer.

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