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 play for Katy?

2. What does Haskell take time to do?

3. To whom does Julie turn for advice on her new hobby?

4. What coincides with Julie's last year of elementary school?

5. To whom does Julie defend her relationship with Brett?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The author also uses visual imagery when describing the violent piano playing of the timid Mrs. Eltwing. "Waves of music crashed throughout the rooms of the old house, mountains began to shake and comets to fall under her hands while I could imagine tidal waves rolling in and the wind uprooting trees and sending ships spinning to the bottom of the sea. Then as my heart seemed almost ready to burst with the tumult, her music suddenly subsided and the sky became bright; the storm was over."

1. Explain why the author's description of Mrs. Eltwing helped to show her as a character.

2. What can you guess about Mrs. Eltwing's personality from Chapter 5?

3. How do you think a timid person like Mrs. Eltwing appears to be could be such a violent pianist? Use examples from the book and your life 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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