Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK Short Essay - Answer Key

Gerald Posner
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1. What happened within an hour of President Kennedy's assassination according to Chapter 1?

According to Chapter 1, within an hour of President Kennedy's assassination, police were tracking down the killers and had received a tip about a suspect entering a movie theater.

2. Who was Lee Harvey Oswald raised by according to the author, cited in Chapter 1?

According to Chapter 1, Lee Harvey Oswald was raised by his mother, Marguerite, who placed him and his brothers in an orphanage until she remarried. When in New York, he was remanded to a youth home for psychiatric evaluation, where he was diagnosed as schizoid with passive-aggressive tendencies. He was court ordered to a youth home in 1945, but his mother fled with him to New Orleans.

3. How does Chapter 2 describe Oswald's military career?

Oswald's military career was marked by the term "loner" according to Chapter 2. Although Oswald scored well as a sharpshooter and was stationed at several Air Force bases, he was described as being a loner. He was court martialled for possessing an unauthorized gun with which he shot himself and he began to think of defecting to Russia. In Japan, he got into fights while drunk and was again punished with confinement. In 1958, he had a mental breakdown.

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