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

2. What is wrong with Haze's car when he returns to it?

3. Why did Enoch decide to work at the city park?

4. Why doesn't the waitress at the Frosty Bottle like Enoch?

5. What is the name of the new church Haze plans on forming?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How do Haze's views as presented in the Church Without Christ fit with his beliefs about Sabbath Lily's parentage?

5. What is the source of conflict between Hazel Motes and the train porter?

6. What is wrong with Slade's son? Why does his problem bother Haze?

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

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

9. Describe Sabbath Lily's family background

10. Describe the "mystery" Enoch has identified in the museum

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Even though he is not the main character in the novel, Enoch Emery plays an important role in its plot. In your essay:

1) Describe Enoch's character traits and how they are developed in the novel

2) Describe the role Enoch plays in the overall plot of the novel

3) Comment on his inclusion in the novel. Is his role important and significant? Why or why not?

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

Essay Topic 3

Wise Blood offers a strong commentary on preachers and home-grown religion. In your essay:

1) Describe what the author is trying to say about these topics

2) Demonstrate how she develops her commentary.

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

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

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