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 wrong with Haze's car when he returns to it?

2. What is the street vendor in Taulkinham selling?

3. What does the letter Haze writes to Hawks' daughter say?

4. What turned Emery off from religion?

5. How does Haze react when Enoch is unable to give him the address?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Enoch's favorite picture in his room

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

4. How are Haze and Sabbath Lily different in her opinion?

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

6. Why does Enoch bury his street clothes?

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

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

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

10. What is truth to Haze?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Even though he is not the main character in the novel, Enoch Emery plays an important role in its plot. In your essay:

1) Describe Enoch's character traits and how they are developed in the novel

2) Describe the role Enoch plays in the overall plot of the novel

3) Comment on his inclusion in the novel. Is his role important and significant? Why or why not?

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The setting of the novel (Taulkinham) plays a role in the development of its characters. In your essay:

1) Describe and characterize the setting

2) Explain the role that it plays in the characters' development (especially Haze's)

3) Explain why you think the author chose to set the novel in Taulkinham.

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

(see the answer keys)

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