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

2. What is noteworthy about the taxi driver's appearance?

3. Which of the following does NOT happen to Haze when he is serving time in the army?

4. What is the secret that Enoch shares with Haze?

5. What does Hazel do while waiting for the train to Melsy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What reason does Haze give the True Prophet for killing him?

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

5. Why is Enoch forced to eat cake for dinner at the diner?

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

7. Describe Enoch's favorite picture in his room

8. How does Haze try to explain away the idea of "new jesus?"

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The setting of the novel (Taulkinham) plays a role in the development of its characters. In your essay:

1) Describe and characterize the setting

2) Explain the role that it plays in the characters' development (especially Haze's)

3) Explain why you think the author chose to set the novel in Taulkinham.

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

This novel offers a commentary on free will. In your essay:

1) Describe the commentary the author makes

2) Cite specific examples of scenes that the author uses to develop this commentary

3) React to her commentary. Do you agree of 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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