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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was the author of the document presented here?
2. What important decision does Dan make?
3. In the Black Freighter comic, what happens when the sailor abandons his raft?
4. Who organized and paid for the attack on Adrian Veidt?
5. With what is Rorchach charged?
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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.
This section contains 1,048 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)