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 the name of the new church Haze plans on forming?

2. Which of the following does NOT happen to Haze when he is serving time in the army?

3. Which of Haze's physical features draws the Hawks girl to him?

4. What does Haze tell the car lot owner he plans on doing with his new car?

5. How did Asa Hawks become blind?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Enoch's blood make him do that is unusual? Why is it unusual?

3. Describe Sabbath Lily's family background

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

5. Describe how Haze's car is "fixed"

6. Why does Sabbath Lily tell Haze to hit her?

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

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

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

10. What is truth to Haze?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Redemption is a major theme in this novel. In your essay,

1) Explain the author's commentary on redemption

2) Demonstrate how she develops this commentary in the novel

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 2

Transformation is a major theme in this novel. In your essay,

1) Explain at least two characters transform in the novel

2) Demonstrate how you see them transform

3) React to their transformations. Do they end up better or worse off after changing? Why?

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

(see the answer keys)

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