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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Ruby die?

2. Who was Jim Garrison interested in during his investigation of Kennedy's death?

3. What does Posner say Jim Garrison concluded on Carlos Marcello before taking on the investigation on Kennedy's assassination?

4. What happened before Kennedy was pronounced dead according to Chapter 13?

5. Who was the sales agent taking care of Ruby at the newspaper office?

Essay 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

After the assassination attempt, Oswald killed Officer Tippit and ran away from the scene of the murder. Posner thinks that Oswald wanted to escape and that the assassination was not a suicide mission. Why didn't Oswald try to leave town or stay hidden somewhere? Why do you think Oswald went back to his rooming house? What does this demonstrate about Oswald and his plan? Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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