Up a Road Slowly Test | 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

Before the end of the summer, Julie and Chris stumble onto Uncle Haskell's activities involving his golf bag. Following Uncle Haskell into the woods one night, Julie and Chris watch Uncle Haskell retrieve a spade from his bag. Thinking that Uncle Haskell is probably burying all sorts of dead creatures in the woods, Julie and Chris unearth some of the little graves the next day only to discover empty whiskey bottles.

1. Why do you think Uncle Haskell buries his empty whiskey bottles? Use examples from the book and your experience to support your answer.

2. After researching intervention with alcoholics explain why you think the family should or shouldn't do one on Uncle Haskell.

3. Do you think it was wrong of Chris and Julie to follow their Uncle Haskell? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses personification in this chapter, when she gives human characteristics to inanimate objects.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to illustrate your answer.

2. Write a brief description of your bedroom using personification.

3. Why do you think an author uses personification? Do you think it is an effective method of description?

Essay Topic 3

Julie has learned most of her life lessons from Aunt Cordelia, whose example has taught that obstacles can be overcome with perseverance and compassion and by viewing life as a wonderful journey.

1. Do you believe that all obstacles in life can be overcome with perseverance? Why or why not?

2. Do you think Julie overcame more obstacles in her young life than most high school seniors? Why or why not?

3. Why do you think Aunt Cordelia makes compassion as important as perseverance? Use examples to support your answer.

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