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. According to Clark Kent, where has Diana (Wonder Woman) gone?

2. When riots break out all over Gotham, what else spreads and threatens to destroy the city?

3. Once Robin gets away from the cops, how is Batman's location revealed?

4. Who escapes from the Gotham City jail with the help of Commissioner Gordon?

5. With Commissioner Gordon as witness, what does the deputy mayor tell the Mutants' leader?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the importance of Superman's efforts to intercept the nuclear warhead from Russia?

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

4. Why does the author include the stories of Arnold Crimp and Iron Man Vasquez?

5. What does Clark Kent/Superman mean when he says, "...like a murderer, you'd cover it up again"?

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. Why does Superman find it important that the "...humans not be reminded that they walk amongst giants..."?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Both Batman and Superman are considered heroes in "The Dark Knight Returns." Batman, however, could be considered an anti-hero. Do you think he is an anti-hero? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and provide evidence for your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

The title of this graphic novel is "The Dark Knight Returns." Explain how the metaphor of Batman as a knight is presented and supported throughout the novel. What scenes/actions does Batman display that is reminiscent of a knight? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and provide evidence for your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

One central theme revolving through "The Dark Knight Returns" is the question of who is good and who is evil? It seems that many of the characters, including the protagonist, are not always good. Explain who you believe in the story to be truly good. Also, discuss what it means to be good. Use the text to support your answer and provide evidence for your opinion.

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