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. What was unusual about Dollar Bill's death?

2. Bernard's news-stand is in front of . . . ?

3. How many artists were involved in illustrating the comic?

4. What name was given to the group of costumed heroes?

5. Who contacted Hollis after his retirement?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the result of Rorschach's visit to Moloch?

2. What was the situation for costumed heroes after the 1950s?

3. What is significant about "The Watchmaker"?

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

5. Why did Hollis take the step of becoming a costumed hero?

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

7. Why is it that Dr Manhattan is unavailable to help his country in the crisis it is facing?

8. What was the cause of the murder/suicide investigated by Detectives Fine and Bourquin?

9. To what extent was America victorious in the Vietnam War?

10. What was the outcome for the other costumed heroes after their appearances before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee?

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

Is this a novel that elicits in the reader feelings of empathy for the characters? In other words, do we actually care what happens to them? Choose a character you feel arouses empathy in the reader/responder. Show how Moore creates that empathy. To what extent is the artwork a contributing factor?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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