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 unusual about Hazel's suit?

2. What does Enoch do when he first sees Haze at the park?

3. How much does the owner of the car lot agree to take from Haze for the car?

4. What does the car low owner's son mutter as Haze shops for a car?

5. Where does Haze rent a room?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who seduces who in this chapter--Sabbath Lily or Haze?

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why is the taxi cab driver surprised when Haze tells her he wants to go to Mrs. Watts' home?

8. What does Enoch tell Gonga the gorilla when he meets him?

9. How are Haze and the True Prophet alike?

10. How are Haze and Sabbath Lily different in her opinion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The shrunken man from the museum plays an important but silent role in the novel. In your essay:

1) Describe the "journey" the shrunken man takes from the beginning to the end of the novel

2) Explain the significance of his presence in the novel

3) Comment on his role as the "new jesus" for Haze's religion

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

In Wise Blood, the author offers two "doubles" to the main character Haze. Pick one of his doubles (Sabbath Lily Hawks or the True Prophet) and

1) Explain how s/he is similar to Haze

2) Explain how s/he is different than Haze

3) Explain the role that this double plays in Haze's character development as well as the development of the plot.

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

(see the answer keys)

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