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 is the most that Daisy thinks Hoke should be paid for his chauffeur job?

2. How does Hoke report he is feeling during Daisy's disorientation?

3. In what year does the play begin?

4. As Driving Miss Daisy comes to a conclusion, what kind of driver does Daisy continue to accuse Hoke of being?

5. Where will Boolie be while Daisy is on her long trip with Hoke?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What was Hoke's job during the war?

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

4. Why does Hoke ask if Boolie is Jewish?

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

6. What does Daisy say Florine sounds like when she tries to sing holiday music?

7. How does Daisy act during the first time Hoke takes her out in the car?

8. Why does Hoke find Daisy's request to check the air conditioner before their long trip so ridiculous?

9. How does Daisy react to Hoke's offer to plant a vegetable garden for her in her backyard?

10. Why does Hoke know how to drive on ice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose 2 characters and discuss at least 3 ways that their life has been influenced by their race. Make sure to use specific examples from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Name at least 3 ways in which Driving Miss Daisy would be different if Florine were not present in the play. Make sure to discuss why her presence, while seemingly minimal, still has an impact on things like plot, character development, and foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Hoke and Boolie. Make sure your argument essay uses specific examples from the text to support your position.

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