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 the result of Mothman's appearance before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee?

2. Which short, strong statement is made in this chapter?

3. What did Hollis do at age 23?

4. In what part of town does Jacobi live?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What made Hollis decode to become a costumed hero?

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

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

4. What is the main idea of the article presented here?

5. What happened to Dollar Bill?

6. What is significant about "The Watchmaker"?

7. What problems are being dealt with by President Richard Nixon

8. What is the main focus of this section?

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

10. Who is Adrian Veidt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the use of symbolism in the novel. Give special attention to the symbols you find most powerful. Write in detail on at least three symbols, for example, Nostalgia perfume, the smiley button.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Write a thoughtful essay in which you discuss the relative power of the major characters in the novel. Who are the most powerful? In what ways do they exercise their power? In what way or ways would you characterize their power? How do they use power in their personal relationships and in the wider world?

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