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. Who does Hazel mistaken the train porter for?

2. Who had Hazel dreamed of being like when he was a child?

3. Why does Enoch wake up feeling like it will be a special day?

4. What is Mrs. Watts wearing when Hazel arrives at her house?

5. What two things did Hazel take with him when he went into the army?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Hawks girl's feelings for Haze

2. How do Haze's views as presented in the Church Without Christ fit with his beliefs about Sabbath Lily's parentage?

3. Why does Haze refuse to go to the brothel with his fellow soldiers?

4. Why does Enoch bury his street clothes?

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

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

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

8. How does Enoch get the Gonga costume?

9. Describe Enoch's favorite picture in his room

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Even though he is not the main character in the novel, Enoch Emery plays an important role in its plot. In your essay:

1) Describe Enoch's character traits and how they are developed in the novel

2) Describe the role Enoch plays in the overall plot of the novel

3) Comment on his inclusion in the novel. Is his role important and significant? Why or why not?

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

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