Libra Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. In New Orleans, what is Lee considering doing regarding Marina?

2. Who shares the motel room with T-Jay in 15 July?

3. With whom does Oswald live immediately after arriving in Fort Worth?

4. Who is Hidell?

5. Where does the Soviet government move Lee after his suicide attempt?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lee meet George de Mohrenschildt?

2. What does Oswald do in Dallas prior to killing Kennedy?

3. How are Oswald's plans stymied in Mexico City?

4. What strange items has the CIA curator provided Branch with?

5. What role does writing play and Lee's life in Minsk?

6. What deal does Lee strike with the FBI in New Orleans?

7. What calls Oswald's testimony into question in Minsk?

8. Why is Oswald brought back to Moscow?

9. How does Lee Oswald decide to kill General Walker?

10. On August 12th, what concerns does Win Everett express to Parmenter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Libra, Oswald's existence and objectives seem to shift depending on what setting he inhabits. Write an essay about three locations and how Oswald lives his life there. What seems to be his goal in life? Who does he associate with, and what image does he project? Discuss how this persona of Oswald is different from the one in his previous home and in his future home?

Part 1) In Atsugi

Part 2) In Minsk

Part 3) In New Orleans

Essay Topic 2

In Libra, the author makes a clear statement regarding a conspiracy to kill Kennedy. He also includes characters in the text that illustrate the ire toward Kennedy felt by others in the country. Write an essay about three individuals who represent possible threats to the President. What is each character's specific problem with Kennedy? How does he express this outrage, and why is he ultimately not a central planner of the killing?

Part 1) Parmenter

Part 2) Astorina

Part 3) Bannister

Essay Topic 3

As the catalyst for the Kennedy assassination, Win Everett is a strangely benign and ambiguous figure. In an essay, discuss the grievances he expresses regarding the Kennedy administration. What does he want his fake assassination to achieve? Based on these goals, does Everett seem left or right in his political leanings? Is he an inherently violent man?

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