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. What does Florine send along with Daisy during her trip?

2. What does Daisy have to say about who can learn to read?

3. Who is Boolie's father?

4. How did Hoke react to the lunching he witnesses?

5. What kind of accents does Uhry specifically mention Daisy and Boolie should have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Hoke think Boolie's mother isn't involved with the hiring of her chauffeur herself?

2. What specialty of Idealla's can Hoke and Daisy *not* replicate?

3. What is the "perpetual care" that Daisy mentions while at the cemetery with Hoke?

4. When was the first time Daisy saw the ocean?

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

6. How does Boolie initially react to Daisy's concern about the missing salmon?

7. Why does Hoke react the way he does when Daisy invites him to the Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner?

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

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

10. What does Hoke tell Boolie about how having people fight over him makes him feel?

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 create witty and humorous banter. To support your choices, provide specific examples from Driving Miss Daisy where Urhy successfully employs these devices.

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

Would Driving Miss Daisy still "work" as a play if it were place in modern times? if so, list three reasons why it would. If not, list three reasons why not.

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