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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. When Batman is hit by ammunition, what keeps him going?

2. Who has been kidnapped?

3. What kind of bullets do Batman's weapons use?

4. Who pays a visit to the Joker at Arkham?

5. How many people does Arnold Crimp kill?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Clark Kent believe Bruce will ruin everything?

2. Do the two Mutants in the alley really think Bruce might be Batman?

3. Why does Lana state that Batman is the rebirth of the American fighting spirit?

4. When Gordon relights the bat signal, what effects does this have on Gotham City?

5. Why is Commissioner Gordon a special friend to Bruce?

6. How is the last confrontation between The Joker and Batman in the House of Mirrors ironic?

7. Why does Dr. Wolper say Batman is as much to blame as Dent for the man's re-entry into the world of crime?

8. What does Superman talk to Batman about?

9. Why does the knowledge that Batman keeps count of the scores of people The Joker has killed make the Joker happy?

10. Why does the TV newscast not mention that Yindel saved the governor after a tip from Batman?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does Bruce's sponsorship of Harvey Dent in the asylum reflect Batman's decision not to ever kill a criminal?

Essay Topic 2

On one page, the story says that a man dressed as Batman entered a restaurant with a gun. The man was shot and killed. On the same day, a man heard a cry for help and thwarted a purse snatching using only a rolling pin. Which story made the newscast and why didn't the other one?

Essay Topic 3

The Joker's last act of defiance was to snap his own back and cause his own death. Why did he do this?

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