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 leave New Orleans at the start of Chapter 9?

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

3. What did Oswald do on April 6, 1963?

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

5. What did many eye witnesses testify seeing in the sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository building?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where did Oswald stay at first according to Chapter 10?

3. What did people say about the number of shots?

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

5. Why did the FBI reopen its case on Oswald according to Chapter 6?

6. Who was Yuri Nosenko according to Chapter 3 and what did he say of Russia's opinion of Oswald?

7. What does Chapter 7 say about conflicting evidence?

8. What did Oswald do in Mexico City?

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

10. What happened to his request as discussed in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oswald stalked and shot Walker and took a keen interest in General Walker prior to shooting President Kennedy. Despite shooting him, Oswald was never suspected. Discuss who General Walker was and analyze why Oswald had an interest in him. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

In the Afterword of Case Closed, Posner says that despite government documents being released after the publication of his book, he still maintains that Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President Kennedy. Analyze Posner's conclusion and discuss whether or not you agree with his theory. Use the text and other sources 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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