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 reason does Haze give the blind preacher for why he followed him?

2. What is unusual about Hazel's suit?

3. What is the secret that Enoch shares with Haze?

4. Which of the following is NOT an example Haze gives to reinforce the message of his church?

5. Why doesn't the waitress at the Frosty Bottle like Enoch?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Enoch Emery's experiences in foster care

2. How are Haze and the True Prophet alike?

3. What is the source of conflict between Hazel Motes and the train porter?

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

5. How does Enoch get the Gonga costume?

6. Why does Enoch bury his street clothes?

7. Describe the wash stand in Enoch's room

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

9. Why doesn't the landlady believe Haze will blind himself?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel offers a commentary on free will. In your essay:

1) Describe the commentary the author makes

2) Cite specific examples of scenes that the author uses to develop this commentary

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

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

Essay Topic 2

Transformation is a major theme in this novel. In your essay,

1) Explain at least two characters transform in the novel

2) Demonstrate how you see them transform

3) React to their transformations. Do they end up better or worse off after changing? Why?

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

Essay Topic 3

In Wise Blood, a few minor characters have a major impact on the story line. Select two of the following minor characters to analyze: Asa Hawks, Sabbath Lily Hawks, Onnie Jay Holy/Hoover Shoats, the True Prophet

Discuss:

1) The personality (character traits) of this character.

2) The relationship between this minor character and the major characters in the story.

3) The impact of this character on the story line: How does s/he influence the overall story line? How would the story be different if this character was removed?

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

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