The Manchurian Candidate 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. Who does Raymond's mother believe he should attempt to marry?

2. Marco's squad on the floor watches the proceedings, while the top FBI agents do what?

3. Who relates that he told an in-law to pass the time playing solitaire?

4. When did this take place?

5. What does the White House find it necessary to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What gives a hint to the identity of a character previously mentioned?

2. What does the FBI learn about Shaw's trigger?

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

4. What does Raymond do to Jocie?

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

6. How is a meeting arranged between Marco and Raymond?

7. Of what does Raymond's column consist?

8. Why does Raymond's mother sleep with her son?

9. What does Marco have Rosie do?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Symbolism is used frequently in this novel.

Part 1) Describe two examples of symbolism. What is the purpose of this symbolism?

Part 2) How does this symbolism enhance the story for the reader?

Part 3) Would the characters and events of the story be as engaging and understood without this symbolism?

Essay Topic 2

Ben Marco is Raymond's good friend.

Part 1) Why might Marco be friends with him?

Part 2) What does Marco realize about Raymond? Does he try to help Raymond? Why or why not?

Part 3) Do you believe that Marco was acting as Raymond's friend at the end of the story? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

These two themes are connected. What is the correlation between this theme and the theme of man as machine?

Part 1) What are the two central themes? How are they thematic?

Part 2) How are these two themes connected?

Part 3) What is the purpose of the connection?

(see the answer keys)

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