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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 dangerous about this "hyperoxygenated" state the Floronic Man puts the plants in?

2. What kind of horrors does Campbell mention that the population of the 1980s had to encounter?

3. What does Woodrue do with the article he takes from Swamp Thing?

4. When was the idea of Swamp Thing first conceived?

5. What does Swamp Thing sense while in his coma in Book Three?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Matt yell at Abby in Book Six and how does Abby respond?

2. What fear of Abby's does The Monkey King prey upon?

3. How does the Floronic Man react to the logic shown by Swamp Thing in Book Four?

4. How does Woodrue lie to Abby Arcane and Matt Cable?

5. How does the Floronic Man view the Swamp thing when he offers him the human woman?

6. How does Book One open?

7. Why couldn't anyone in the Justice League save the earth from the Floronic Man's scheme?

8. What happens after Woodrue ingests a yam-like tuber growing from Swamp Thing's body?

9. Why does Matt summon demons and monsters in Book Five when Abby is not around?

10. What deal did Jason Woodrue make with the old man?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Even though Swamp Thing is purely plant, Book Three seems to suggest that Swamp Thing has a vestige of humanity in his consciousness. How does Moore develop the idea that Swamp Thing possesses a type of humanity? How does Moore define humanity, if Swamp Thing, a purely golem creature is able to possess a sense of humanness? Using evidence from Book Three, explain humanity as Moore defines it.

Essay Topic 2

In Book One, Jason Woodrue promotes the idea that consciousness can be passed between beings through consumption. First, examine the relationship between food and thought as depicted by the images and words in the comic as Moore shows it. Second, answer the following question: How does the former idea affect the storyline in Swamp Thing? Support your argument with at least two logical examples that have supporting evidence in the book Swamp Thing.

Essay Topic 3

Book Seven relies heavily upon physical action. What is the relationship between physical action and superhero plots? How is Swamp Thing different from most superhero stories? Why does Moore have Book Seven use physical action to such a grand extent? How does Book Seven resolve the build-up of tension and conflict from the previous books? Support your claims with two examples taken from any of the books in Swamp Thing.

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