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. Why does Hawks avoid Haze in this chapter?

2. How does Gonga react to Enoch?

3. Why does Enoch want to see Gonga the gorilla?

4. What does Haze demand that the True Prophet do at the road side?

5. How is Haze able to pay for his rent?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The shrunken man from the museum plays an important but silent role in the novel. In your essay:

1) Describe the "journey" the shrunken man takes from the beginning to the end of the novel

2) Explain the significance of his presence in the novel

3) Comment on his role as the "new jesus" for Haze's religion

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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