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 does Haze tell Sabbath Lily he must return quickly return to his car?

3. Which of the following adjectives best describes Enoch Emery?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Enoch Emery's experiences in foster care

3. What bothers Mrs. Flood about Haze's government subsidy?

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

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

6. Why does Haze decide to shop at Slade's for a car?

7. Describe the Hawks girl's feelings for Haze

8. Describe Enoch's favorite picture in his room

9. How does the night of the revival where Hawks is to blind himself actually play out?

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

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

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 3

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.

(see the answer keys)

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