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. Why did Adrian give away the family fortune?

2. With which of The Comedian's beliefs does Veidt now agree?

3. In what publication does the article appear?

4. Why does Dan wake up during the night?

5. With what is Rorchach charged?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe what is going on in the prison.

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

10. According to Dan Dreiberg, what do scientists lack?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the world of Watchmen. How different is it from the real American society of today? Compare the ways in which it is different from America today and comment on any features that are similar. Focus on events, moral/ethical values, the international scene. What, if anything, do you think is being conveyed to the reader/responder by the composers of Watchmen Comment on story and art?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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