The Manchurian Candidate Test | Mid-Book 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. What does Raymond reveal?

2. How does Raymond commit this killing?

3. Why does Shaw concoct a story on the spot about Ed Mavole?

4. Who does Shaw's American field handler want Raymond to kill?

5. Iselin brings Marco's plan to bring about his own court-martial to the attention of whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place at their rendezvous?

2. What is the assassination plot arranged for Raymond?

3. What does Raymond's mother do when she finds out about her son's relationship with Jocie?

4. What takes place when Marco and the G-men meet Raymond in Hungarian Charlie's?

5. How does Senator Jordan upset Shaw's mother?

6. What happens when it is discovered that Jocie and Raymond have left the party?

7. What does Marco have Rosie do?

8. What does Mrs. Iselin do on her European trip?

9. What takes place during the first days of the ceremonies?

10. What does Eleanor think about Raymond being an assassin?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Communism is the cause of much of the action in this story.

Part 1) What is Communism? How did many Americans feel about Communists, based on the information in the story?

Part 2) How does Communism affect the lives of the main characters?

Part 3) How does the author feel about Communism, based on this story?

Essay Topic 2

Rosie is Marco's girlfriend.

Part 1) How do they meet? How does he act in front of her? How does she react? Why?

Part 2) Can Rosie be trusted? Why or why not?

Part 3) How is this relationship connected to the theme of the love of a good woman?

Essay Topic 3

Shaw's mother is a dominating character.

Part 1) How is she a dominating character? Why is she so controlling? How does she affect the lives of those around her?

Part 2) When does she lose some of this control? Why? What does this reveal about her?

Part 3) How does her personality play into the hands of the Communists?

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