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 notice about Mrs. Watts' grin?

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

3. Who does the taxi driver mistaken Hazel for?

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

5. What two things did Hazel take with him when he went into the army?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Enoch Emery's experiences in foster care

2. Describe Onnie Jay Holy's message about children

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

4. Describe what catches Enoch's attention at the movie theater.

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

6. How does the night of the revival where Hawks is to blind himself actually play out?

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

8. What does Haze do at Mrs. Watts' house that shows his hesitancy about being with her?

9. Describe Mrs. Watts

10. Why does Haze decide to shop at Slade's for a car?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Haze's car plays an important role in this novel on many different levels. Choose two main scenes from the novel involving Haze's car and:

1) Describe each scene

2) Explain the significance of the scene in Haze's development as a character or the plot's development

3) Analyze the significance of the car as it relates to this scene.

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

Essay Topic 2

In the last chapter of the novel the author abruptly shifts the narrative to focus on Mrs. Flood. In your essay:

1) Describe how the last chapter reads differently than the earlier thirteen chapters

2) Explain why you think the author made this shift

3) React to her choice. Do you think this was the best way to end the novel? Why?

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

Essay Topic 3

Imagine the novel ending with Haze agreeing to marry Mrs. Flood. Write an essay:

1) Critiquing his decision (do you agree or disagree with him and why?)

2) Explain how the novel would be different if it had ended this way

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

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