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 Marco do one night?

2. What does Raymond do to O'Neill?

3. What has the FBI come to do?

4. Why does Raymond suggest that Marco force an investigation by initiating his own court-martial and charging himself with falsifying the report that led to Shaw's medal?

5. Who is Amjac?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the sanitarium.

2. What will Raymond Shaw be receiving?

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

4. How does Rosie want to help Marco?

5. Why does Chunjin arrive at Shaw's office?

6. What is known about Shaw from the beginning of this flashback?

7. What happens to the American soldiers during this mission?

8. What happens to Marco one night?

9. What happens when the President gives Shaw his medal?

10. How does Marco meet Rosie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Iselin becomes an analogue for Joseph McCarthy.

Part 1) Who is Joseph McCarthy? How is Iselin similar to this man?

Part 2) Do you believe the author purposely create Iselin based on Joseph McCarthy? Why or why not?

Part 3) Would a reader need to know who Joseph McCarthy was to better understand Iselin? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Josie's husband has died.

Part 1) How might he have died? How do you know this?

Part 2) What purpose does his death serve for the characters in the story?

Part 3) What is the connection between his death and the theme about the love of a good woman?

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