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 does Haze tell Sabbath Lily makes his vehicle a 'good car'?

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

3. To what does Hazel liken his sleeping berth on the train?

4. Who interrupts Haze and Enoch as they are visiting the park museum?

5. Which of the following is NOT a feature of the car Haze wants to buy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Enoch's favorite picture in his room

2. What is Onnie Jay Holy's background?

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

4. Why does Haze refuse to go to the brothel with his fellow soldiers?

5. Why does Enoch bury his street clothes?

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

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

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

9. Describe what catches Enoch's attention at the movie theater.

10. What is truth to Haze?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Wise Blood there the author uses recurrent death symbols to represent aspects of Haze's story.

1) Describe how the author uses death symbols at at least 2 points in the story

2) Discuss what the symbols represents about Haze at that point in the story

3) Discuss what the overall message the author is trying to send about Haze using this symbol.

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.

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