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. As Driving Miss Daisy comes to a conclusion, what kind of driver does Daisy continue to accuse Hoke of being?

2. How long does Boolie pay Hoke for?

3. What does Daisy's insurance have to do after she has her accident?

4. What item is Boolie amazed Daisy didn't break in her car accident?

5. Who does Daisy want Hoke telling about his Christmas present.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What exactly is a Pullman porter?

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

4. Why does Hoke call Daisy "the best widow in the state of Georgia" while they are at the cemetery?

5. How does Hoke initially react to Daisy's declarations that she's not rich?

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

7. How does Daisy react to the story Hoke tells about the lynching he witnessed as a child?

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

9. How does Daisy find out that Hoke can't read?

10. What level of literacy does Hoke have when he first discusses it with 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

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

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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