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. What is Laurie doing when Detective Fine arrives?

2. Which publication employs the interviewer?

3. Who was the author of the document presented here?

4. Why does Dan wake up during the night?

5. What significant item does Laurie take with her when she goes with Jon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe what is going on in the prison.

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

6. What new material is provided in this section?

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

8. What is the connection between "Blood from the Shoulder of Pallas" and the events in this chapter?

9. Explain what is happening in the wider world as Laurie and Dan begin their relationship.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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?

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