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 bothers Haze the most about the writing on the boulder?

2. Why doesn't Enoch give Haze the address he promised to him?

3. What does Haze challenge Asa Hawks to do?

4. Which of the following is NOT a feature of the car Haze wants to buy?

5. What is noteworthy about Hazel's appearance when he is at the Taulkinham train station?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Haze's motivation for wanting to go to Taulkinham?

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

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

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

5. Describe Enoch Emery's experiences in foster care

6. How does Enoch steal the shrunken man from the museum?

7. What does the article "Evangelist Promises to Blind Himself" say about Hawks?

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

9. Describe the test drive Haze takes with Slade and his son in the Essex

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

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 the last chapter of the novel the author abruptly shifts the narrative to focus on Mrs. Flood. In your essay:

1) Describe how the last chapter reads differently than the earlier thirteen chapters

2) Explain why you think the author made this shift

3) React to her choice. Do you think this was the best way to end the novel? Why?

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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