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 does Hazel do while waiting for the train to Melsy?

2. What commentary does the taxi driver offer on preachers?

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

4. What turned Emery off from religion?

5. How much does the owner of the car lot agree to take from Haze for the car?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the taxi cab driver surprised when Haze tells her he wants to go to Mrs. Watts' home?

2. Describe the wash stand in Enoch's room

3. What is Onnie Jay Holy's background?

4. Why does Enoch approach the couple on the rock with his hand outstretched?

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

6. Describe the blind preacher's methods for gathering followers

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

8. Describe Sabbath Lily's family background

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

10. What is wrong with Slade's son? Why does his problem bother Haze?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Flashbacks play an important role in the development of characters in this novel. Choose two of the flashbacks presented in the novel and:

1) Describe each flashback

2) Describe the significance of the flashback on the person remembering the scene

3) Analyze the placement of this flashback at this point in the narrative. Why does the author choose to include the flashback at this point in the story?

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the significance of the novel's title. Be sure to include:

1) A definition of "wise blood" (as it is developed in the novel)

2) The relationship between "wise blood" and the story's plot

3) What "wise blood" represents about the main characters

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

Essay Topic 3

Haze's car plays an important role in this novel on many different levels. Choose two main scenes from the novel involving Haze's car and:

1) Describe each scene

2) Explain the significance of the scene in Haze's development as a character or the plot's development

3) Analyze the significance of the car as it relates to this scene.

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

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