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. Why did Oswald grab a jacket according to Chapter 12?

2. Who came under suspicion and were questioned after the assassination?

3. Who was the first witness heard by the fact finding commission?

4. Where did Ruby buy some goods from after visiting his sister?

5. What was the first priority of the interrogators talking to Oswald?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did many early critics believe about the assassination and what did it lead to?

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

3. What did the Warren Commission assume?

4. How much time did Oswald need?

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

6. Who was Jim Garrison according to Chapter 18?

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

8. What did the Kennedy family refuse to release?

9. What did Ruby deny until his death?

10. What does Posner point out about Oswald's plan in Chapter 12?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The media had a significant impact on the perpetuation of conspiracy theories, but also had a role in exposing Garrison's investigation tactics. Examine the role of the media prior to, during, and after the assassination of President Kennedy and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the media's influence on American society. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

The second investigation authorized by Congress looked into the involvement of organized crime as a possible source for a conspiracy. Discuss why the Warren Commission did not look into organized crime during their investigation and why it was considered as plausible when the House reopened the investigation. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

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