Driving Miss Daisy Test | Final 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 Daisy's insurance have to do after she has her accident?

2. Why can't Hoke find the Bauer headstone?

3. Where does Daisy tell Hoke to pick her up from temple the first time?

4. In what city does most of Driving Miss Daisy take place?

5. What is Boolie preoccupied with when Hoke first meets him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the first "bad act" that Daisy accuses Florine of doing in the play?

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

3. What level of literacy does Hoke have when he first discusses it with Daisy?

4. In the preface, what does Uhry have to say about a real Boolie?

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

6. Why does Daisy not like where Hoke picks her up from temple the first time?

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

8. How does Daisy help Hoke find the Bauer headstone?

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

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

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

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

Does Boolie, as a character, take after his mother or not? If so, how? If not, in what ways is he different? Use at least 3 specific examples from the text to support your position.

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