Wise Blood Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Enoch end up eating at the diner?

2. What name does Onnie Jay Holy give to Haze's church?

3. What does Enoch try to do to prevent himself from following his blood's message?

4. What does Enoch discover when reading the newspaper?

5. What does Enoch order for dinner at the diner?

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

Almost all (if not all) of the characters in Wise Blood are bizarre and unusual. Pick two of the characters and:

1) Demonstrate how they are bizarre and unusual

2) Describe and comment on why you think the author chose to develop them in this way. What was she trying to say through this character?

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

Essay Topic 3

In a preface to Wise Blood written in 1962, Flannery O'Connor wrote " That belief in Christ is to some a matter of life and death has been a stumbling block for readers who would prefer to think it a matter of no great consequence." Write an essay explaining why you think the author felt it was important to include this statement in her preface. What was she trying to say about the novel? About her readers?

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

(see the answer keys)

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