Driving Miss Daisy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alfred Uhry
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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 old is Daisy when the play ends?

2. How has Daisy done her hair during the time she is disoriented?

3. Where did Daisy work?

4. Why does Hoke come over during the ice storm?

5. To whom is Hoke's daughter married?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Daisy help Hoke find the Bauer headstone?

2. Who taught Daisy what (little) she knows about cars?

3. What specialties of Idella's can Hoke and Daisy replicate?

4. How does Daisy respond to being told she is going to have to have a chauffeur?

5. What does Daisy believe about the slower you go in a car?

6. Why is Daisy so bothered by Florine's Christmas decorations and celebrations?

7. Why does Boolie hire a chauffeur for Daisy?

8. What initial impression does Uhry want the audience to have of Daisy, based on how he describes what her clothes, hair, and walk should be like?

9. What does Hoke think his chauffeur job is originally going to entail?

10. When Hoke says that "always be the same ones" in response to Daisy's question about who bombed the temple, who does he mean?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Name at least 3 literary devices that an author can use to make a character with curmudgeonly characteristics endearing to a reader. Choose one character who could be described as curmudgeonly from Driving Miss Daisy and use specific examples from the play to support your choices.

Essay Topic 2

Why does Hoke appear to neglect his family so much? Is this a reflection on his character and his character's values, or is it simply a convenient plot device? Make sure to use specific examples from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Choose three scenes from Driving Miss Daisy that all have different tones. Discuss what literary devices Uhry uses to create these tones and what he does in each scene to make it different from the others.

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