Up a Road Slowly Test | Final 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 long is it before Julie feels happy again after the breakup with Brett?

2. About what is Julie annoyed with recent meetings with her father?

3. What were Julie and Brett's little walks normally?

4. What does Haskell do for Katy's funeral instead of attending the service?

5. Why does Jonathan sometimes call Haskell to his home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Julie discuss with Aunt Cordelia and what is the result?

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

3. What does Jonathan do in the small town where Aunt Cordelia lives and what do the townspeople think?

4. What does Brett do in English class and how is Julie involved?

5. What does Julie hear about her and being raised by Aunt Cordelia?

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

7. How does Julie feel about Alicia when she first dates her father and how does she end up feeling?

8. Why does Uncle Haskell come yelling for Aunt Cordelia one night?

9. What do Danny and Julie figure out?

10. What happens to Uncle Haskell's and Katy's relationship?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Julie is envious of Laura, who retains all the securities of home but does not realize that Laura's memories of their Mother are more defined. Her grief is a burden that Julie cannot understand.

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

2. Why do you think Julie and Laura have reacted differently to their mother's death?

3. Do you think Laura might be envious of Julie? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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