Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK Test | Final 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. What controversy did Posner mention about the bullet?

2. Who performed Kennedy's autopsy?

3. What does Posner think was clear about Oswald actions?

4. When did Air Force one land at Andrews Air Force Base?

5. What was the name of the police officer that first arrived at the Texas Book Depository?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was Jim Garrison according to Chapter 18?

3. What did Oswald's behavior lead Marina to believe?

4. What did NBC begin to expose?

5. Who was David Ferrie and why was Garrison interested in Ferrie?

6. What did the electrocardiogram show according to Chapter 13?

7. How much time did Oswald need?

8. What was President Kennedy given prior to being pronounced dead?

9. Where was Jack Ruby at the time of the assassination of President Kennedy in Chapter 16?

10. How did the Commission divide its tasks?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Jim Garrison was one man who opened his own investigation into the events leading up to President Kennedy's assassination. Discuss why Posner decided to focus on Garrison and analyze the impact of Garrison's theory on the American public. Use the text and secondary sources to support your analysis.

Essay Topic 3

In September 1963, Oswald talked about how Kennedy should have been killed at the Bay of Pigs. Discuss the significance of the Bay of Pigs and analyze Oswald's thought process on Kennedy's policies. Students should use the text and secondary sources to support their discussion.

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