Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Gerald Posner
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Final Test - Hard

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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

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 2

Lee Harvey Oswald worked on a Cuba campaign and applied for a Cuban passport through Mexico. Students should discuss the events in Cuba during the 1950's and how it impacted Oswald's decisions. Students should use the text to support their discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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