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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. Ironically, who in addition to others, blames Aunt Cordelia for Julie not having a party?

2. What does Julie do with the pink note cards Alicia Allison sends her?

3. What does Aunt Cordelia do as Julie cleans the dishes?

4. Who does Jonathan think Julie closely resembles?

5. What is one of Aunt Cordelia's greatest challenges as a schoolteacher?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How and what do Julie and Chris discover about Uncle Haskell?

3. What does Uncle Haskell tell Julie about Aggie's death?

4. Why does Julie envy Laura but what does Laura feel that Julie cannot understand?

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

6. What can Aunt Cordelia be counted on for and how does Julie feel towards her?

7. Where is Julie when she awakens?

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

9. What does Julie do when she hears the children say she will be going away and why?

10. How is Julie and Aggie's relationship the rest of the school year and what happens in the summer that bothers Julie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Uncle Haskell tells Julie that Aunt Cordelia exhibits the same characteristics as her own mother, who preferred Haskell to Cordelia. Julie vows that if she ever has children, she will never show favoritism of the boys over the girls.

1. Do you think that boys are preferred over girls in general? Why or why not?

2. If Julie believes that her brother is preferred over herself by her Aunt Cordelia do you think this would affect her feelings towards herself, her brother and her aunt? Why or why not?

3. What do you think Julie should do to make her aunt see her as important as a boy?

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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