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. How does Haze react when Enoch is unable to give him the address?

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

3. Why does the car lot owner insist that Haze take the Essex on a test drive?

4. What is Mrs. Watts wearing when Hazel arrives at her house?

5. What happens to Hazel when he departs the train?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Mrs. Watts

3. Describe how Haze's car is "fixed"

4. Why does it take Haze so long to get to Taulkinham?

5. Describe Haze's experience in the train dining car

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

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

8. Describe the Hawks girl's feelings for Haze

9. Why does Enoch bury his street clothes?

10. Describe the appearance of the Essex that Haze buys

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

(see the answer keys)

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