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 the car lot owner insist that Haze take the Essex on a test drive?

2. Where do Haze and Sabbath Lily go after parking the car on a dirt road?

3. Why does the taxi driver think that Hazel wants to visit Mrs. Watts' house?

4. What is unusual about Mrs. Watts' house?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Enoch's daily routine at the city park

4. Describe the religious message Haze preaches outside of the library

5. Describe Mrs. Watts

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

7. How does Haze die?

8. What does the True Prophet do after Haze runs him over with the Essex?

9. Why doesn't the boy Haze is trying to recruit join the Church Without Christ?

10. What is Haze's motivation for wanting to go to Taulkinham?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Haze's car plays an important role in this novel on many different levels. Choose two main scenes from the novel involving Haze's car and:

1) Describe each scene

2) Explain the significance of the scene in Haze's development as a character or the plot's development

3) Analyze the significance of the car as it relates to this scene.

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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