Up a Road Slowly Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Haskell take time to do?

2. What happens in the Spring?

3. Why does Uncle Haskell need a diversion?

4. What does Julie hear people whispering?

5. How does Julie respond to Uncle Haskell's situation?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In this chapter, the author relies heavily on the use of memory as Laura recalls the story of Aunt Cordelia and Jonathan Eltwing and relays the story to Julie. In this way, the author can provide more information about Aunt Cordelia's character without the filters normally applied, when a person talks about himself.

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

2. Do you think the way the author relayed information about Aunt Cordelia in chapter 5 was the best way to give this information? Why or why not?

3. Why do you think Laura talking to Julie can provide more information about Aunt Cordelia than her talking about herself?

Essay Topic 2

The symbolism of the book's title becomes clear by the end of the story in that Julie learns that she has learned many lessons but has many more to learn along the road of her life.

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

2. Discuss when you think a person finishes learning in life and why you think it. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. Why do you think many people say that life is a road one walks? Use examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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