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 unusual about Hazel's suit?

2. To what does Hazel liken his sleeping berth on the train?

3. What is wrong with Haze's car when he returns to it?

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

5. What is in the cage labeled "TWO DEADLY ENEMIES" along side the dirt road?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Sabbath Lily's family background

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

3. Why does Sabbath Lily tell Haze to hit her?

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

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

6. Describe what catches Enoch's attention at the movie theater.

7. What does Haze dream about as he is sleeping in his berth on the train?

8. Why does Mrs. Flood want Haze to marry her?

9. What bothers Mrs. Flood about Haze's government subsidy?

10. Describe the Hawks girl's feelings for Haze

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Almost all (if not all) of the characters in Wise Blood are bizarre and unusual. Pick two of the characters and:

1) Demonstrate how they are bizarre and unusual

2) Describe and comment on why you think the author chose to develop them in this way. What was she trying to say through this character?

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

Essay Topic 2

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


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.

Essay Topic 3

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

1) Explain the author's commentary on redemption

2) Demonstrate how she develops this commentary in the novel

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.

(see the answer keys)

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