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. The lawyers for the Mutants still in jail argue that the members should be released for what reason?

2. After Clark Kent gives Bruce an important warning, what does Bruce tell him in return?

3. Who helps the people on the roller coaster escape danger?

4. What does the Mutants' leader do in front of Commissioner Gordon?

5. What kind of bomb does the Joker threaten to set off at the county fair?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. How does Batman utilize his brain instead of his brawn when fighting the Mutants' leader a second time?

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

6. Batman shouts at an image and tells it to "stop laughing." What is the significance of Batman seeing the Joker laughing at him long after the Joker has died?

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

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

9. How does Batman feel that Jason, the last Robin, was a good solider and honored him?

10. Why does Alfred feel that Carrie is not a suitable choice to be Batman's partner?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the usage of art/drawings helps provide authenticity about the violence in Gotham to the graphic novel. Does it help the reader support Batman's crusade against crime? What does it reveal about the character, his background, and environment in Gotham? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and provide evidence for your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

Explain why and how Batman succeeds in reaching his goal of killing off true identity, Bruce Wayne, and fully embracing his Batman persona by novel's end. Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and provide evidence for your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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