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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 the subject of the public service announcement in Part 3?
2. Who is Johnny's voice of insanity, who drives him further into his illness?
3. Where did Johnny meet Devi?
4. How does the little boy get the nickname, "Squee"?
5. How does Johnny kill the convenience store clerk?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the last thing Johnny writes in his "die-ary", in Part 2?
2. What happens at the convenience store, in Part 2?
3. What discussion does Johnny have at the beginning of Part 3?
4. How does Johnny feel about his second captive, the young woman, in Part 2?
5. What does Johnny do to help Squee, in Part 3?
6. What does the first captive in Part 2 ask Johnny to do, and why does he refuse?
7. Who is Devi, and what brings her and Johnny together?
8. What comments does Johnny make, in Part 2, regarding his victims' last moments?
9. How does Johnny feel about his victims?
10. Which characters influence Johnny, regarding whether or not he should commit suicide, in Part 1?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are public service announcements throughout the book, which satirize different aspects of society. What is the purpose of these strips, and what messages are they intended to convey? What do they reveal about the author's attitudes towards various issues present in today's society, and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Anne Gwish's role in the book is small, but important. What are her main concerns? How does she perpetuate the problem from which she wishes to escape? What message is the author attempting to communicate through use of her character, and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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