Watchmen Test | Mid-Book 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. Bernard's news-stand is in front of . . . ?

2. When Rorschach finds the Comedian's costume, what does he assume?

3. What was unusual about Dollar Bill's death?

4. What is unusual about Jon Osterman?

5. Where does Rorschach go to visit Jon Osterman?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the purpose of Captain Metropolis' meeting?

2. In what way is this extract from Hollis' autobiography important in the novel?

3. Who is Dr Manhattan?

4. Who is Adrian Veidt?

5. What is the main focus of this section?

6. What is the topic of conversation between the two detectives as they leave the scene of the murder?

7. What prompts Laurie to walk out on Jon and go to Dan's place?

8. What is the problem with Jon and time?

9. How does Chapter 1 conclude?

10. What happens when Rorschach gets into Blake's apartment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the world of Watchmen. How different is it from the real American society of today? Compare the ways in which it is different from America today and comment on any features that are similar. Focus on events, moral/ethical values, the international scene. What, if anything, do you think is being conveyed to the reader/responder by the composers of Watchmen Comment on story and art?

Essay Topic 2

Review Rorschach's role in the novel. What does he represent? Is his death inevitable? What does his death represent?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the morality of Jon (Dr Manhattan) and Walter (Rorschach). You will need to describe each character's morality, providing evidence from the text. You will then need to evaluate each and comment on the way each character's moral outlook has influenced their behavior as well as the outcome for the world.

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