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. What does Julie assume Aunt Cordelia feels?

2. Who joins Julie doing things in the summer?

3. Where is Uncle Haskell's body found?

4. Why does Julie rise early one morning?

5. What does Brett do when he and Julie are done talking?

Short Essay Questions

1. What ends Brett and Julie's relationship and what does Brett do?

2. What happens during Alicia's meeting with Julie?

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

4. What hobby does Julie take up in her senior year and who helps her?

5. What does Julie think about Jonathan?

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

7. How does Katy respond to living in the country?

8. What do Danny and Julie figure out?

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

10. How does Julie handle being hurt by what she thinks is Aunt Cordelia's rejection?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Julie tells Brett about the meeting she had had with Alicia and tells Brett that she cannot help him with his homework any longer. Brett's temper explodes at this denial, and rising to go, he tries to coerce Julie to walk with him in the woods.

1. Discuss, with examples, why you think Brett was angry at Julie's refusal.

2. Do you think Brett had a good reason for getting angry? Why or why not?

3. Do you think Brett might be dating Julie only for getting help with his homework? Why or why not?

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

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?

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