Wise Blood Test | 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 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 3

In the last chapter of the novel the author abruptly shifts the narrative to focus on Mrs. Flood. In your essay:

1) Describe how the last chapter reads differently than the earlier thirteen chapters

2) Explain why you think the author made this shift

3) React to her choice. Do you think this was the best way to end the novel? Why?

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

(see the answer keys)

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