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

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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. What was Oswald's wife's name according to Chapter 4?

2. What job did Oswald have in the USSR according to Chapter 4?

3. How many siblings did Oswald have at the time of his father's death?

4. What did Oswald spend time doing in the morning of November 22, 1963?

5. What did Marina start growing concerned about at the start of Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was discovered at the Dealey Plaza at 1:12 p.m.?

3. What did Ruby's friends say about him?

4. What did Garrison's investigation find in Chapter 19?

5. What did the homicide captain do at 2:30 p.m. in Chapter 15 on the day of the assassination?

6. What was required after Air Force One was boarded?

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

8. What was happening to Governor Connally and how was it significant?

9. What did Ruby deny until his death?

10. What did the Kennedy family refuse to release?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Lee Harvey Oswald was born in New Orleans and was placed in an orphanage until his mother remarried. In the early 1950's, he was sent to a psychiatric evaluation and was released on probation until he was ordered to a residential treatment facility. Discuss the significance of his early diagnosis and analyze how this may have affected decisions in his adult life. Students should use the text to support their analysis.

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think Lee was both interested in Communism and the Marines when those two interests seem contradictory? Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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