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. How did Dr Long hope to elicit answers from Rorschach?

2. What did Ozymandias do in 1958?

3. For what reason might this other nation attack America with nuclear weapons?

4. What it the title of the autobiography featured at the end of Chapter 1?

5. Where does Jon meet Laurie?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Chapter 1 conclude?

3. Is there anything ironic about the interview between Dr Long and Rorschach?

4. Even with Dr Manhattan as a vital asset, the United States is still vulnerable. Why is that?

5. What is the problem with Jon and time?

6. Do you think that Hooded Justice was right not to testify to the House UnAmerican Activities Commission?

7. What is unusual about Sally's response to interviewer questions about her rape by The Comedian?

8. Comment on the importance of this section to the novel as a whole.

9. Who is Adrian Veidt?

10. What is the political stance of the New Frontiersman?

Essay 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

Using events in the novel, write an obituary for Rorscarch. Model your style on the obits section of, say, The New York Times.

Be sure to use the correct level of language. Cover his early life, his exploits and his beliefs.

Essay Topic 3

Which character do you believe is most important in the novel? Justify your choice by referring closely to the text. What are this character's beliefs and attitudes and in what ways does he (or she) affect the story? Do you like the character and do you agree with the choices this person makes?

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