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. Where has Chris been before the summer?

2. How does Julie's luck change with the guys?

3. Why does Uncle Haskell call Julie down from upstairs one evening?

4. About what is Julie wondering?

5. What does not come about as Jonathan had hoped?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What event mars some of Julie's joy at success?

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

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

6. What does Julie's family do about Julie's sadness?

7. Why is Julie's friendship with her uncle important?

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

9. How does Katy's story end?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Eventually Danny stops dating Eden and declares his love for Julie, telling her that he has loved her ever since they were little children. Julie is in love with Danny too and finally feels secure that she has found her place in the world.

1. Do you think just loving someone can give you a "place in the world?" Why or why not?

2. Do you think Julie is really in love with Danny or is it just a reaction to being alone? Why or why not?

3. Do you think it is easier to fall in love with someone you've known your whole life than a recently met person? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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