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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 Clark Kent meets with Bruce, what important information does he tell him?
2. What does Batman threaten Robin with doing if Robin disobeys him again?
3. What happens to the Soviets' nuclear weapons?
4. 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?
5. Who is named as the new commissioner of Gotham City's police force?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the "spirit" Commissioner Gordon refers to when he says, "The spirit spreads as fast as a fire."?
2. Why does the author interchange the scenes of Captain Yindl arriving on her first day as commissioner and Commission Gordon's and Carrie's beginning with Batman?
3. Why does the author include the stories of Arnold Crimp and Iron Man Vasquez?
4. Why does Batman think of Robin as a good soldier as she falls from the broken cable?
5. What is the importance of Superman's efforts to intercept the nuclear warhead from Russia?
6. Why does Superman find it important that the "...humans not be reminded that they walk amongst giants..."?
7. What does Superman mean when he refers to Bruce's "wild obsession"?
8. What is the significance of the boy with the radio and the priest who thought to treat him in a mean manner during the aftermath of the electromagnetic pulse?
9. What are the results of the electromagnetic pulse on Gotham City and Batman?
10. How does Batman escape from the Gotham City police?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain how a bat, the symbol for Batman, is a symbol for Bruce Wayne's life choices. A bat drains its prey of blood. How does Bruce Wayne's alter ego, Batman, symbolically manage to do the same to others in the novel? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and provide evidence for your opinion.
Essay Topic 2
Batman's new Robin is a girl, and one who is seemingly unaware of the dangers the job. Many of the women Bruce Wayne/Batman has in his life are endangered or harmed in some way. Select one of the female characters (Robin, Selena Kyle, Sarah Gordon, or Commissioner Yindel) and define how their representations are reflections of Batman's relentless attitude toward upholding justice. Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and provide evidence for your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
Violence, injuries, and deceit are a part of Bruce Wayne's everyday life, even when not Batman. Analyze how these events alter his life and impact his interactions with those around him. How do these indulgences derail his attempt at normalcy and his ability to maintain relationships with others? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and provide evidence for your opinion.
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