Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut Test | Mid-Book 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 compliment does Johnny give to the female captive in Part 2?

2. Why does Johnny stop momentarily during his rampage in the cafe?

3. Johnny goes into the cafe, in Part 3, instead of going where?

4. What does Johnny write in his "die-ary" at the end of Part 2?

5. Who is Johnny's voice of sanity and reason?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Johnny think happened, to make him who he is now?

2. What is the last thing Johnny writes in his "die-ary", in Part 2?

3. According to Tess, why did she end up as a captive in Johnny's house?

4. What is Squee's relationship with his parents like?

5. Who is Anne Gwish, and what is revealed about her character in Part 5?

6. How does Johnny react to Jimmy in Part 7, and why?

7. What happens to Johnny at the end of Part 4?

8. What happens to the young couple in Part 3?

9. What happens to Happy Noodle Boy, in Part 2?

10. What happened when Johnny kidnapped Kirk?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Devil explains to Johnny that his role on Earth was that of a "waste-lock." What, specifically, was Johnny's intended purpose, according to the Devil? Why was he a poor choice to fulfill that role? Why was the function he performed a necessary one? What set Johnny apart from the other waste-locks? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Faith is an important motif in this book. How does Johnny feel about God and the afterlife? Does his opinion change after talking to God and Satan? Why or why not? How do Johnny's attitudes about faith and religion play a part in his interactions with his victims? Would his actions change if he had faith? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

In the foreword, it is said that JTHM is good for readers, and that animal instincts must be given expression in the imagination or they will be set loose in the real world. Do you agree with this statement? Is it a good thing for people to read things such as JTHM, to give themselves the opportunity to fantasize about things that are unacceptable in modern society? Or does it desensitize the reader to violence, making the escape of those deadly animal instincts even more likely? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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