Watchmen Test | Final 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. The leading article is written by . . . ?

2. What is Rorschach's response to the charges?

3. Who was the author of the inter-office memo?

4. According to the article, what is the purpose of the owl's screech?

5. What is Dan's flight ship called?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways do Rorschach and Dan/Night Owl act resourcefully in this chapter?

2. Would you agree that the new world order would be a more truthful one?

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

4. Comment on the structure of this chapter.

5. What is the political stance of the New Frontiersman?

6. What concrete facts do we learn from this section of the novel?

7. What is significant about the belongings Laurie takes with her when she goes to Mars with Jon?

8. What is unusual about Sally's response to interviewer questions about her rape by The Comedian?

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

10. How is this issue's rant connected to the plot of the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Masks, masquerades, things not being as they seem--all this is characteristic of the graphic novel Watchmen. Is there any advantage to engaging in the elaborate deceptions depicted here? What do their costumes achieve for the heroes? For the society in which they live?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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