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 is striking about the list of people Doug Roth reads on TV?

2. Who called the meeting to try and form Crimebusters?

3. What is Rorschach's response to questioning?

4. Where does Rorschach go to visit Jon Osterman?

5. In what way is Hollis' autobiography important?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the importance for Dan of his past costumed hero days conveyed to the reader/responder?

3. In what ways is Dr Manhattan an asset to the United States?

4. Comment on the importance of this chapter for the novel as a whole.

5. What is the main focus of this section?

6. What new material is provided in this section?

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

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

9. What is Veidt's plan and what do you think are its chances of success?

10. Why was the Keene Act passed?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the place of color symbolism in the novel. What is color symbolism? Why is it significant? What can it tell us? What does it tell us in Watchmen? Be as thorough as possible in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the morality of Jon (Dr Manhattan) and Walter (Rorschach). You will need to describe each character's morality, providing evidence from the text. You will then need to evaluate each and comment on the way each character's moral outlook has influenced their behavior as well as the outcome for the world.

Essay Topic 3

Power, with its corruptive effect, is an important theme in this graphic novel. Write a personal essay called "The misuse of power." You should refer closely to the events of Watchmen to support your point of view. You could compare Watchmen events with some taking place in the modern world (i.e., our real world).

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