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 causes Haze to develop a limp?

2. How did Enoch disguise himself in the museum?

3. What does Haze claim is the only truth?

4. What does Onnie Jay Holy claim to be to convince the crowd to believe in his testimony?

5. What hobby does Mrs. Flood suggest that Haze take up to pass the time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Wise Blood, a few minor characters have a major impact on the story line. Select two of the following minor characters to analyze: Asa Hawks, Sabbath Lily Hawks, Onnie Jay Holy/Hoover Shoats, the True Prophet

Discuss:

1) The personality (character traits) of this character.

2) The relationship between this minor character and the major characters in the story.

3) The impact of this character on the story line: How does s/he influence the overall story line? How would the story be different if this character was removed?

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Wise Blood is written in third person point of view. Write an essay examining the novel's point of view focusing on:

1) How the author uses the point of view to tell the story

2) The amount of information given based on this point of view

3) Comment on how the novel would be different if it was told from a different point of view

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

(see the answer keys)

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