Watchmen

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Watchmen - Quiz

This quiz contains 20 questions. 14 are multiple choice, 4 are true or false, and 2 are critical questions. The quiz is based off of Alan Moore's critically-acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen that we read and discussed in class. The main purpose of this quiz is to recognize key plot points of the grapic novel as well as identify overall key themes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Critical Questions. Regardless of length, give a complete answer to the following questions. Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias) did what he thought would bring peace to the human race, which was on the edge of annihilation by nuclear disaster. He killed millions of people to save billions of people. Though he may be viewed as the protagonist of the novel, is he a villain? 
  • 2. 
    Critical Questions. Regardless of length, give a complete answer to the following questions.Rorschach’s journal states that “Ozymandias is behind it all”. Considering Rorschach’s reputation as an unreliable source and a wanted outlaw, would Rorschach’s journal hold enough merit to undo Veidt’s actions?  
  • 3. 
    To be immoral is to engage in conduct that does not obey or conform to societal ethics or rules. To be amoral to engage in conduct that is indifferent to soceital ethics or rules.  To be moral  is to engage in conduct that is concerned with the principles of right and wrong of societal ethics or rules.  Taking these definitions to the extreme, list the following characters in this order: Moral, amoral, and immoral.
    • A. 

      Comedian, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl

    • B. 

      Rorschach, Dr. Manhatten, Comedian

    • C. 

      Silk Spectre, Rorscach, Nite Owl

    • D. 

      Ozymandias, Rorschach, Comedian

  • 4. 
    The Doomsday Clock represents what underlying tension throughout the book?
    • A. 

      A meteor strike on North America

    • B. 

      The invasion of an alien monster

    • C. 

      Dr. Manhattan’s departure into space

    • D. 

      Nuclear War

  • 5. 
    What is the best explanation for why Rorschach chose his mask?
    • A. 

      The moving and mixing is constant. It is dizzying and confuses foes

    • B. 

      The moving and mixing is constant but never mix into gray, like his morals.

    • C. 

      The moving and mixing resembles his style of blending in and out of a situation.

    • D. 

      The moving and mixing can be interpreted in a million ways. They compromise, like his morals.

  • 6. 
    Character Connections.  Which character’s behavior caused Ozymandias to feel the need to take more drastic measures to solve crime?
    • A. 

      Rorschach

    • B. 

      The Comedian

    • C. 

      Dr. Manhatten

    • D. 

      Adrian Veidt

  • 7. 
    Character Connections. Which character’s behavior caused Dr. Manhattan to recognize his growing amorality towards the human race?
    • A. 

      Ozynandias

    • B. 

      Rorscach

    • C. 

      The Comedian

    • D. 

      Moloch

  • 8. 
      Character Connections. Which character’s behavior caused The Comedian to have a nervous breakdown?
    • A. 

      Rorschach

    • B. 

      Nite Owl

    • C. 

      Adrian Veidt

    • D. 

      Dr. Manhatten

  • 9. 
    Character Connections. Who caused Dr. Manhattan to abandon Earth and who caused his decision to never return?
    • A. 

      Ozymandais frames him; Laurie leaves him

    • B. 

      Rorschach argues with him; The Comedian acuses him of apathy

    • C. 

      Janey Slater dies of cancer; Moloch proves Dr.Manhattan made Janey sick

    • D. 

      Laurie leaves him; Nite Owl sleeps with Laurie

  • 10. 
    Why is Laurie’s revelation of paternity great enough to convince Dr. Manhattan to return to Earth?
    • A. 

      He feels sorry for her and decides to help

    • B. 

      She breaks his glass castle

    • C. 

      He realizes Laurie's existence and the existence of all life is a miracle

    • D. 

      She agrees to take him back and work on their relationship

  • 11. 
    The smiley face symbol is to the Comedian as the clock symbol is to which character?
    • A. 

      Ozymandias

    • B. 

      Dr.Manhattan

    • C. 

      Moloch

    • D. 

      Silk Spectre

  • 12. 
    Dr. Manhattan’s nuclear-transformed body caused cancer in some people he knew.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Comedian’s nihilistic worldview is recognized and respected by Dr. Manhattan, Rorschach, and Ozymandais.  Note: Nihilism  argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    After Veidt follows through with his plan, he is still 100% sure it was the right thing to do.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  roughly translates to “Who do the Watchmen watch?”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The main characters are five radical views of the world. For questions 16-19 Match each character with their corresponding worldview. __________ believes humans are savage in nature and that true civilization can never be more than an idea. A mocker of society, he/she kills without reservation.
    • A. 

      The Comedian

    • B. 

      Rorscach

    • C. 

      Ozymandias

    • D. 

      Dr.Manhattan

  • 17. 
    __________ believes in the utilitarian view that the sacrifice of a few is best for the greater good of the whole. 
    • A. 

      Rorschach

    • B. 

      Ozymandias

    • C. 

      Dr.Manhattan

    • D. 

      Nite Owl

  • 18. 
    __________ believes that evil and injustice must be punished at all costs, no matter the situation.
    • A. 

      Dr. Manhatten

    • B. 

      The Comdedian

    • C. 

      Viedt

    • D. 

      Rorschach

  • 19. 
    _________ believes that life is messy, complicated and hard but priceless. People should “love” and “live” because they can. They are alive and must cherish that fact. 
    • A. 

      Silk Spectre 2 (Laurie)

    • B. 

      Dr.Manhattan

    • C. 

      Nite Owl 1 (Hollis Mason)

    • D. 

      Ozymandias

  • 20. 
    Due to the content and themes of the story, Watchmen is best descriebed as which type of setting?
    • A. 

      Dystopian

    • B. 

      Utopian

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