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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. What did this person ask of Hollis?
2. Who is Janey Slater?
3. Chapter 5 ends with . . .
4. What step did Hollis take in 1952?
5. Why did a man slaughter his wife and family?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what is going on in the prison.
2. Why is Detective Fine now convinced that Dan is a costumed hero?
3. What made Hollis decode to become a costumed hero?
4. What was the purpose of Captain Metropolis' meeting?
5. How is the importance for Dan of his past costumed hero days conveyed to the reader/responder?
6. What concrete facts do we learn from this section of the novel?
7. What are the implications of Rorschach's death?
8. There is a great deal of irony in this chapter. Comment on irony relating to the character of Dr Long.
9. What was unusual about the case of Night Owl?
10. In what ways is Dr Manhattan an asset to the United States?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Masks, masquerades, things not being as they seem--all this is characteristic of the graphic novel Watchmen. Is there any advantage to engaging in the elaborate deceptions depicted here? What do their costumes achieve for the heroes? For the society in which they live?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The graphic novel Watchmen contains features of post-modernism in its structure. Identify postmodern features and discuss two specific examples in some detail. Do you personally enjoy this technique? Why or why not?
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