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 is Marco trying to remember?

2. What does Marco do upon returning from Korea?

3. What does the man do who forced Marco to sign the paper?

4. When does Johnny begin to struggle?

5. Where does Shaw's mother shove Senator Johnny Iselin, Raymond's hated stepfather, for a photo op?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does this next flashback reveal about Shaw's mother?

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

4. How does Raymond's life change when Marco moves in?

5. How does Marco meet Rosie?

6. How does Rosie want to help Marco?

7. What does Marco tell Rosie?

8. When and how does Raymond first meet Jocelyn?

9. What is learned about Eleanor in this flashback? How does Raymond feel about this?

10. What does Lieutenant General Nils Jorgenson do when Iselin brings Marco's plan to his attention?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Raymond is odd.

Part 1) How do you know this? How is he odd? What role does his personality play in his abilities as an assassin?

Part 2) How has his upbringing affected his personality?

Part 3) How does his personality change throughout the story? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Shaw is being investigated.

Part 1) Why is he investigated? Who investigates him? How does Shaw feel about this investigation? Why?

Part 2) How does this investigation affect his life? How does it affect the Communists who have programmed him? Why?

Part 3) How does this investigation help or hurt Shaw? Why?

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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