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 item does Boolie call and ask Daisy to bring over for Christmas dessert?

2. How old is Hoke when the play ends?

3. Why does Daisy think Hoke enjoys Christmas at Boolie and Florine's?

4. Why does Daisy tell Hoke to eat anything out of the icebox during the ice storm?

5. How many weeks was the original production of Driving Miss Daisy supposed to run for?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Daisy think a chauffeur is going to do while at her house all day?

2. Why does Daisy think the people who bombed her temple did it by accident?

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

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

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

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

7. Why does Hoke tell Boolie about Jeanette Harris's offer?

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

9. What awkward example does Hoke give for how he won't let Daisy get away from him/fire him?

10. How does Daisy react when Hoke tells her the temple has been bombed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Daisy is very concerned with keeping an appearance that does not draw attention to herself, yet she also makes some unconventional choices throughout the play. Discuss whether or not Daisy is a conformist, using specific examples and quotations from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the growth of the friendship between Daisy and Hoke. Make sure to use specific examples and quotes to demonstrate the growth and to address at least 3 literary devices that Uhry uses.

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