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. Why does Haze stop suddenly in the middle of the road?

2. What does Haze do with the article Hawks shows him about his blindness?

3. Where does Haze rent a room?

4. What happens to Hazel when he departs the train?

5. Who does Hazel mistaken the train porter for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Enoch believe he has "wise blood"?

2. Describe Sabbath Lily's family background

3. Describe the process of Haze "discovering" he has no soul

4. What does Sabbath Lily do with the package Enoch leaves for Haze?

5. Why doesn't Mrs. Flood want Haze to begin eating at a local diner?

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

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

8. Describe the wash stand in Enoch's room

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

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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