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. Who wrote the text for Tales of the Black Freighter?

2. How old was Hollis when his family moved to New York City?

3. One thing the article says about Tales of the Black Freighter is . . .

4. Where does this chapter take place?

5. What does Laurie realize about Jon?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Dollar Bill?

2. How does Laurie react to her mother's story?

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

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

5. What is Laurence Shexnayder's interest in Sally?

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

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

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

9. How does Chapter 1 conclude?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the character Dan Dreiberg in Watchmen. What sort of person is he? Comment on his relationships. How crucial is he to the story? Is he a sympathetic character? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the role of women in Watchmen. Who are the female characters in the novel? What is their relationship with the male characters? What is their relationship in the events of the novel? Are their roles crucial? How might a feminist critic respond to this novel?

Essay Topic 3

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

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