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. For what event did Daisy first go to Mobile?

2. How long has Daisy not been in the house when it is sold?

3. What does Daisy expect she'll be served for dinner when she arrives at her destination after her long trip?

4. What did Daisy demolish in her car accident?

5. Who does Hoke call while waiting for Daisy the first time he drives her in the car?

Short Essay Questions

1. To what is Hoke referring to when he mentions the "Geechee trash" in Savannah?

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

3. In the preface, what does Uhry have to say about a real Miss Daisy?

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

5. 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?

6. How does Daisy respond when Boolie notes that all of her friends have chauffeurs?

7. How long has Hoke been looking for work when he first meets Boolie?

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

9. What does Daisy say Old Man Freitag would definitely not approve of during the holidays?

10. What offer does Jeanette Harris make to Hoke?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Daisy decide to help Hoke learn how to read and write? What does this choice show us about her character? What does the reader/viewer learn about her from the way she chooses to teach him?

Essay Topic 2

Why was Driving Miss Daisy made into a movie? Why was that movie so successful? What major theme or themes connected with such a large audience?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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