Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Batman Year One Test

Directions: Answer each question to the best of your ability. (50 points)

1. Who wrote Batman Year One?
            A. Bob Kane
            B. Frank Miller
            C. David Mazzuchelli
            D.Richmond Lewis

2. Who drew Batman Year One?
            A. Bob Kane
            B. Frank Miller
            C. David Mazzuchelli
            D.Richmond Lewis

3. At the beginning of the book, who is the police commissioner?
            A.James Gordon
            B.Arnold Flass
            C.Carmine Falcone
            D.Gillian Loeb

4. Batman Year One is mainly about the relationship between:
            A.James Gordon and Bruce Wayne 
            B. Bruce Wayne and Selina
            C.Selina and Holly
            D.Holly and James Gordan
5. Describe Gordon’s first meeting with Flass. What kind of person is Flass?
6. What event inspires Bruce Wayne to dedicate his life to fighting crime?
7. What event inspires Bruce Wayne to dress like a bat when fighting crime?
8. At first the Commissioner has no problem with Batman, but he quickly changes his mind. Why?
9. Describe the events leading up to Batman being trapped at the end of Chapter 2.

10. Compare and contrast Gordon’s and Branden’s approach to police work.

11. Who are Selina and Holly? Describe them.

12. What does the device Batman has hidden in his boot do?

13. What does Bruce Wayne decide while he is skiing in Switzerland?

14. Who is Jefferson Skeevers? Why does he testify against Flass?
15. How does Bruce Wayne behave when the Gordons come to visit his home?
16. In Chapter 4, what does Selina do to The Roman’s face?
17. When he goes to save James Gordon Jr., why does Bruce not wear his costume?
18. Describe how Bruce saves James Gordon Jr.
19. Describe the relationship between James Gordon and Bruce Wayne/Batman at the end of the story.
20. Describe how James Gordon’s relationship with Sarah Essen grows and changes over the course of the story. Give examples.
21. Describe the police department in Gotham City, at the beginning and at the end of the story.

22. Describe the art style of Batman Year One. What do you like or dislike about the art style? 

23. In your opinion, is Bruce Wayne/Batman a good person? Why or why not? Give specific examples.

24. In your opinion, is James Gordon a good person? Why or why not? Give specific examples.
Extra Credit
What does Barbara Gordon make for dinner on the night of April 9th?

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