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 Hoke mean when he says "Yassum" to Daisy?

2. Why does Daisy claim not to like air conditioning in the car?

3. Where does Hoke pick up Daisy from temple for the first time?

4. In what year was Driving Miss Daisy originally performed?

5. What does Boolie miss in order to meet with Daisy and discuss the missing can of salmon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What exactly is a Pullman porter?

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

5. What happens to Daisy when Hoke exits the car during their ride back from Mobile?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Will the themes present in Driving Miss Daisy still be present 50 years from now? If so, why? If not, why not? Make sure to address at least three themes from the play in your essay.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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