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 did people claim was the reason for Haze opening his brother's casket at his funeral?

2. Where are Haze and Enoch going when Haze is almost run over at an intersection?

3. What bothers Haze the most about the writing on the boulder?

4. What town was Hazel Motes born and raised in?

5. What did Hazel consider doing to avoid having to serve in the army?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Enoch bury his street clothes?

2. Describe the blind preacher's methods for gathering followers

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

4. What is truth to Haze?

5. What does Haze do when he first departs the train at Taulkinham?

6. What reason does Haze give the True Prophet for killing him?

7. Describe Enoch's favorite picture in his room

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Haze's death at the end of the novel can be seen as a suicide or an accident. In your essay:

1) Explain which you think it is

2) Comment on the author's use of the suicide/accident to end the novel

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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