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 in the cage labeled "TWO DEADLY ENEMIES" along side the dirt road?

2. What turned Emery off from religion?

3. Where do Haze and Sabbath Lily go after parking the car on a dirt road?

4. What does Haze challenge Asa Hawks to do?

5. How much does Enoch tell the salesman he will give him for one of his products?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Onnie Jay Holy's message about children

2. What does Haze do at Mrs. Watts' house that shows his hesitancy about being with her?

3. Why does Haze decide to shop at Slade's for a car?

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

5. Describe Enoch's daily routine at the city park

6. Describe the religious message Haze preaches outside of the library

7. What does Enoch hear Haze preach that resonates with his blood?

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

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

10. Why does Haze buy a potato peeler from the street vendor?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Imagine the novel ending with Haze agreeing to marry Mrs. Flood. Write an essay:

1) Critiquing his decision (do you agree or disagree with him and why?)

2) Explain how the novel would be different if it had ended this way

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

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.

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