Wise Blood Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. Where does Enoch's instinct tell him Haze lives?

2. Why does Hawks avoid Haze in this chapter?

3. Why does the policeman push Haze's car over the embankment?

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

5. What does Haze tell the True Prophet are the two things he can't stand?

Essay 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

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 3

Haze's death at the end of the novel can be seen as a suicide or an accident. In your essay:

1) Explain which you think it is

2) Comment on the author's use of the suicide/accident to end the novel

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

(see the answer keys)

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