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. Which of the following is NOT a statement written on the boulder on the side of the road?

2. What is in the cage labeled "TWO DEADLY ENEMIES" along side the dirt road?

3. What does Enoch do when he first sees Haze at the park?

4. Why does Enoch wake up feeling like it will be a special day?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mrs. Watts

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

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

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

5. Who seduces who in this chapter--Sabbath Lily or Haze?

6. Describe Enoch Emery's experiences in foster care

7. How does Enoch get the Gonga costume?

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

9. Describe the appearance of the Essex that Haze buys

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Wise Blood there the author uses recurrent death symbols to represent aspects of Haze's story.

1) Describe how the author uses death symbols at at least 2 points in the story

2) Discuss what the symbols represents about Haze at that point in the story

3) Discuss what the overall message the author is trying to send about Haze using this symbol.

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

Essay Topic 3

Redemption is a major theme in this novel. In your essay,

1) Explain the author's commentary on redemption

2) Demonstrate how she develops this commentary in the novel

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.

(see the answer keys)

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