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. On the night of the rescue, what other people are dressed in costume?

2. What function does this section perform in the narrative?

3. On what day was this paper published?

4. Identify the interviewer's attitude to Veidt.

5. Why does Dan wake up during the night?

Short Essay Questions

1. What new material is provided in this section?

2. Why is Detective Fine now convinced that Dan is a costumed hero?

3. What is important about the Veidt Method?

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

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

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

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

8. Comment on the discontinuing of Nostalgia and its replacement with Millennium perfume.

9. Explain the inclusion of extracts from Sally Jupiter's scrapbook at this point in the novel.

10. Comment on the importance of this section to the novel as a whole.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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 role of the Black Freighter comic-within-a-comic. In what ways is this connected to the main story? Do you think it is a useful device? Are we able to empathize at all with its main character in the way that we do with, say, Dan or Rorschach? Why or why not?

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