Wise Blood Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is noteworthy about Hazel's appearance when he is at the Taulkinham train station?

2. Why does Haze want to visit the zoo?

3. What is unusual about Hazel's suit?

4. Why is Haze forced to drive so slowly during the test drive?

5. What happens to Hazel when he departs the train?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the True Prophet do after Haze runs him over with the Essex?

2. How does Haze try to explain away the idea of "new jesus?"

3. What does Haze plan to do after killing the True Prophet?

4. Why does Enoch bury his street clothes?

5. Describe the "mystery" Enoch has identified in the museum

6. What does Enoch tell Gonga the gorilla when he meets him?

7. Describe the appearance of the Essex that Haze buys

8. What does Haze do when he first departs the train at Taulkinham?

9. Who seduces who in this chapter--Sabbath Lily or Haze?

10. What is Haze's motivation for wanting to go to Taulkinham?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Haze's death at the end of the novel can be seen as a suicide or an accident. In your essay:

1) Explain which you think it is

2) Comment on the author's use of the suicide/accident to end the novel

Be sure to use specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Wise Blood offers a strong commentary on preachers and home-grown religion. In your essay:

1) Describe what the author is trying to say about these topics

2) Demonstrate how she develops her commentary.

3) React to her commentary. Do you agree or disagree with her? Why?

Be sure to use specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Wise Blood is written in third person point of view. Write an essay examining the novel's point of view focusing on:

1) How the author uses the point of view to tell the story

2) The amount of information given based on this point of view

3) Comment on how the novel would be different if it was told from a different point of view

Be sure to use specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

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