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. Who does the taxi driver mistaken Hazel for?

2. What does Hazel want to make sure Mrs. Watts knows about him?

3. Who interrupts Haze and Enoch as they are visiting the park museum?

4. How do Hazel's fellow soldiers react when he tells them he will not visit a brothel with them?

5. What does Haze tell Sabbath Lily makes his vehicle a 'good car'?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the taxi cab driver surprised when Haze tells her he wants to go to Mrs. Watts' home?

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

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

4. Describe the Hawks girl's feelings for Haze

5. How are Haze and Sabbath Lily different in her opinion?

6. What does Enoch's blood make him do that is unusual? Why is it unusual?

7. Describe Enoch's daily routine at the city park

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

9. Describe the test drive Haze takes with Slade and his son in the Essex

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

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

Discuss the significance of the novel's title. Be sure to include:

1) A definition of "wise blood" (as it is developed in the novel)

2) The relationship between "wise blood" and the story's plot

3) What "wise blood" represents about the main characters

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

(see the answer keys)

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