Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 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. What did the Joker want to accomplish with his latest action against Batman?

2. What does Batman threaten Robin with doing if Robin disobeys him again?

3. Who do the doctors at Arkham believe is cured and no threat to society, so it is okay for him to make a television appearance?

4. Who do the Mutants come to see as their leader?

5. Alfred declares what about Bruce Wayne when Carrie asks about Bruce after their return from the county fair?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do the citizens' reactions to the electromagnetic pulse show that Batman's work is far from over?

3. How does the author build suspense leading up to Clark Kent's arrival in Gotham City?

4. During the pursuit from the Gotham City Police at Selina Kyle's escort surface, Batman thinks about Commissioner Gordon's words. What did Commissioner Gordon mean when he told Bruce that he makes the wrong enemies and all it would take is one bullet?

5. Why does Batman ask the newly escaped ex-Mutants to help him restore order to Gotham City?

6. Why does Batman think of Robin as a good soldier as she falls from the broken cable?

7. What is the irony of the Mutants changing their name to "Sons of Batman"?

8. How does The Joker attempt to have one last laugh at Batman's expense?

9. What does Superman mean when he refers to Bruce's "wild obsession"?

10. What are the results of the electromagnetic pulse on Gotham City and Batman?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the beginning of the graphic novel, how does the perspective of distance between the past and the present affect the main protagonist, Bruce Wayne? Analyze how Bruce Wayne's character has/has not changed during the years since the he decided to put Batman away.

Essay Topic 2

What is the significance of Bruce Wayne's parents' murders? Why is this event an important detail about his character? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and provide evidence for your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Gotham is a metropolis and has big city/urban problems. Compare the fictionalized city of Gotham to a real life metropolis or the city you live in. Does your city have the same or different issues as Gotham? Use the text to support your answer and provide evidence for comparison.

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