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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. After the scene at the press conference, what dilapidated building does Batman pass through?
2. How does Batman patrol Gotham City?
3. At Planet Krypton, what are the employee's uniforms?
4. While the cable car full of passengers falls, what does the "blur of motion" change to save the people?
5. Although Norman initially refers to the seven heroes in Chapter 2 as "angels," what does he correct himself and call them?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Superman vow to do in his press conference in "Truth and Justice?"
2. How does Magog feel about himself and Superman?
3. What has happened to Kansas?
4. What heralds the appearance of Superman at the end of the first chapter?
5. Why does Batman refuse to join up with Superman?
6. Describe the relationship between Batman and Superman.
7. Of what does Orion warn Superman?
8. Why has Wonder Woman been stripped of her title and heritage?
9. At the very end of "Strange Visitor," how and why are Norman McKay's expectations of hope defeated?
10. According to the Spectre, why are the members of the U.N. uneasy with the reappearance of the older superheroes?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the biblical allegories of "Kingdom Come" in the following format:
1) Superman and Captain Marvel as Christ-like figures.
3) Lex Luthor.
4) The view of the meta-humans as gods.
Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the role of the Spectre in "Kingdom Come" in the following format:
Part 1) Norman McKay's observations about the Spectre and his relationship with him.
Part 2) The Spectre's previous life as a police officer and superhero.
Part 3) His need to cast judgment and near-abandonment of a raging Superman.
Part 4) The observations of Deadman about the Spectre losing touch with his humanity.
Part 5) The Spectre's new role as a parishioner in Norman's congregation, as well as being a friend.
Essay Topic 3
During his confrontation with Superman, Magog says that while he initially believed Superman to be afraid of him, he soon realized that he, indeed, was "afraid ... that I was the man of tomorrow. You were afraid of the future I represented." How does this statement relate to Superman's contemporaries? Did Superman's fears about Magog being the future come true? Why or why not? In what way does this foreshadow Norman's final statement in chapter four that the future is always left up to interpretation? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
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