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 had Hazel dreamed of being like when he was a child?

2. Whose coffin was the first Hazel had ever seen?

3. What does Haze challenge Asa Hawks to do?

4. Which of the following is NOT an example Haze gives to reinforce the message of his church?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Enoch Emery's experiences in foster care

2. Describe the Hawks girl's feelings for Haze

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

4. What is Haze's motivation for wanting to go to Taulkinham?

5. What is truth to Haze?

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

7. Why does Enoch approach the couple on the rock with his hand outstretched?

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

9. Describe the process of Haze "discovering" he has no soul

10. What does Haze plan to do after killing the True Prophet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

(see the answer keys)

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