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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 venture does Superman take on by himself after peace takes over?
2. Who is the Gulag's architect?
3. According to the art, who is among the repentant housed in the Gulag?
4. During Lex Luthor's session with Billy in Chapter 3, who can be seen observing the torture?
5. When Norman McKay reaches the U.N., what is Superman doing?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 3, why is the Justice League questioning Superman and the Gulag?
2. How is the U.N. justified in sending a plane armed with nuclear warheads to the battle at the Gulag?
3. Before Wonder Woman leaves for the Gulag, what is her final disagreement with Superman?
4. What reasons does Diana give for being stripped of her heritage?
5. How does Superman finally subdue Captain Marvel?
6. How and why does Batman turn on Lex Luthor?
7. What is Batman's purpose in joining the battle at the Gulag?
8. For what reasons does Superman tell Billy Batson that only he is qualified to make the choice to stop the bombs?
9. Who is Deadman and what purpose does he have in "Kingdom Come?"
10. What is significant about Wonder Woman giving Superman his glasses and calling him "Clark?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Wesley Dodd plays a small, but ultimately vital role in "Kingdom Come." How does his past role as the Sandman and current life as an average, church-going man make him a unique candidate to anchor the Spectre? Why does he have visions? What were Wesley's views on the younger meta-humans? How did he feel about the state of human affairs before his death? How does Wesley Dodd spend his final moments with his visions? What gifts does he grant to his doctor and nurse and why is this significant? How is Wesley honored at the end of the story?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the role of responsibility in "Kingdom Come." How does this affect the younger meta-humans? In what way does Superman abandon his responsibilities and how does he redeem himself? What responsibilities does Norman McKay fail to perform in the beginning of "Kingdom Come?" How do the humans and the delegates of the U.N. factor into this? In particular, how does this relate to the relationship between Magog and Superman? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
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