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. Why did Hazel leave his hometown?

2. Who does the taxi driver mistaken Hazel for?

3. What does Hazel copy off of the wall of a men's room?

4. What does the car low owner's son mutter as Haze shops for a car?

5. What does Hazel discover when he arrives home after being released from the army?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't the boy Haze is trying to recruit join the Church Without Christ?

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

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

4. How are Haze and the True Prophet alike?

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

6. Describe Haze's experience in the train dining car

7. Describe the men's restroom at the Taulkinham train station

8. Why does it take Haze so long to get to Taulkinham?

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

10. How does Enoch get the Gonga costume?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Haze's death at the end of the novel can be seen as a suicide or an accident. In your essay:

1) Explain which you think it is

2) Comment on the author's use of the suicide/accident to end the novel

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

Essay Topic 3

In a preface to Wise Blood written in 1962, Flannery O'Connor wrote " That belief in Christ is to some a matter of life and death has been a stumbling block for readers who would prefer to think it a matter of no great consequence." Write an essay explaining why you think the author felt it was important to include this statement in her preface. What was she trying to say about the novel? About her readers?

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

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