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 Hazel copy off of the wall of a men's room?

2. Why is Haze forced to drive so slowly during the test drive?

3. Which of the following is NOT found on the walls of the men's restroom Hazel visits at the train station?

4. What does Haze declare to both the waitress and the owl at the zoo?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Enoch bury his street clothes?

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

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

5. What phrase does Haze continue to say to the waitress at the Frosty Bottle and the animals at the zoo? Why?

6. Describe the Hawks girl's feelings for Haze

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

8. Why does Mrs. Flood want Haze to marry her?

9. Describe Onnie Jay Holy's message about children

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel offers a commentary on free will. In your essay:

1) Describe the commentary the author makes

2) Cite specific examples of scenes that the author uses to develop this commentary

3) React to her commentary. Do you agree of disagree with her? Why?

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

(see the answer keys)

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