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. From whom does Boolie win his award?

2. Who is Daisy going to see when she has Hoke drive her for a trip?

3. What car does Hoke first buy for himself?

4. Where has Hoke heard Martin Luther King preach?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Daisy respond to being told she is going to have to have a chauffeur?

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

4. When Hoke says that "always be the same ones" in response to Daisy's question about who bombed the temple, who does he mean?

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

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

7. Why does Boolie hire a chauffeur for Daisy?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What literary devices that are specific to a play does Urhy use to demonstrate the passage of time as the play progresses? Make sure to use at least 3 literary devices that appear over the course of the story.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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