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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. During their fight, what does Cavendish call the hero?
2. Where do Amadeus' friends take him for an evening out on the town?
3. How does Arkham try to protect himself from perceived evil?
4. Which villain calls out to the hiding hero that the asylum plays tricks on the mind?
5. To which country does the man inside the room with Greek inscription want to bring paradise?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain how a statue helps save the hero's life.
2. How are the challenges facing the hero as he walks through the asylum parallel to Arkham's own challenges as simultaneously reflected in his journal?
3. What effect has the secret room had on Cavendish and why?
4. What is ironic about Cavendish calling the hero a "mommy's boy"?
5. Why do colleagues offer specific praise to Amadeus when he opens his asylum?
6. Why doesn't the hero simply leave once Cavendish has been killed? What does he do instead?
7. Explain why Cavendish gets involved in crossing the lives of Arkham and the hero.
8. Where does the blood trail lead and what does the hero realize at the end of it?
9. How does the Mad Hatter explain "disorder"? What does he warn the hero about the asylum?
10. Name one way in which the moon is symbolic of the Joker.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Batman as the protagonist of this book. What is the definition of a protagonist? What characteristics does a protagonist usually have? Does Batman exemplify those qualities? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Define exposition and discuss the exposition of this graphic novel. What does the reader learn from the exposition in Arkham Asylum? Is the information consistent throughout the book or does it change? Explain your answer and reasoning.
Essay Topic 3
How does the structure of a graphic novel relate important information such as time and speed to the reader? Give examples from the story to support your answers.
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