Wise Blood Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

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

The role that religion plays in the lives of the characters in this novel is integral to its plot and theme. Pick two of the novel's characters and compare and contrast:

1) Their religious beliefs

2) How their beliefs develop

3) How they chose to demonstrate their beliefs.

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.

(see the answer keys)

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