The Manchurian Candidate Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who enters, just as Raymond kills Jordan?

2. What does his mother also tell him?

3. Why does Mrs. Iselin invite Raymond into the library?

4. What does Senator Jordan further state?

5. What do Raymond and Ben Marco exchange?

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

Another theme has to do with the love of a good woman.

Part 1) Who are the women in this story? How are they significant?

Part 2) How do these women influence their men? Why are they so influential?

Part 3) Why does the author use this as a theme? Use the text as support.

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