Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Gerald Posner
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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. When did Oswald arrive at Dallas according to Chapter 9?

2. Why were the witnesses claiming to have seen smoke coming from the grassy knoll area dismissed?

3. How many shots did most of the witnesses testify hearing?

4. Where did Oswald stay at the start of Chapter 7?

5. What did Nosenko tell the Americans about Soviet involvement in the assassination of Kennedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened in the days after Oswald reached Moscow on October 16, 1959?

2. What event preceded Oswald beginning target practice again according to Chapter 8?

3. According to Chapter 4, why did Oswald become disillusioned with the Soviet Union?

4. What does Posner point out about ammunition?

5. Why could Oswald not leave the country according to Chapter 2?

6. What did Lee tell Frazier about the package in Chapter 11?

7. What did the Russian community tell Marina according to Chapter 5?

8. What did Lee do on September 25, 1963 according to Chapter 9?

9. Who did Lee contact by the end of May in Chapter 7?

10. What does Chapter 6 say Lee forced Marina to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Posner says that many of the witnesses that claim seeing multiple gunmen only contacted the authorities years later. Why would a witness wait to describe what the events? Discuss the difficulty in taking accounts from witnesses years after the fact, as well as advantages and disadvantages. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Lee spent time in both an orphanage and was ordered to spend time in the juvenile system. How was the institution for youth at the end of the 1950's? Did it contribute to problems or help prevent them? Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Lee Harvey Oswald worked on a Cuba campaign and applied for a Cuban passport through Mexico. Students should discuss the events in Cuba during the 1950's and how it impacted Oswald's decisions. Students should use the text to support their discussion.

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