Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jhonen Vasquez
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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. Who is talking to Johnny at the beginning of Part 3?

2. What does the man outside the cafe ask Johnny for?

3. How does Squee's mother react when he tells her he is frightened?

4. What does Johnny tell the survey taker about his victims?

5. Who is Johnny's voice of insanity, who drives him further into his illness?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the survey taker question Johnny about?

2. Why isn't the first captive in Part 2 afraid of dying, and how does Johnny respond to his lack of fear?

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

4. How does Johnny feel about himself?

5. Why isn't Johnny's victim amused by the story Johnny tells in Part 3?

6. What does Happy Noodle Boy do, at the end of Part 3?

7. Which characters influence Johnny, regarding whether or not he should commit suicide, in Part 1?

8. What comments does Johnny make, in Part 2, regarding his victims' last moments?

9. What are some of the reasons Johnny cites for killing people in the cafe, in Part 3?

10. What triggers Johnny's killing spree at the cafe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tess comments that she can't believe that she is leaving a house where jerks are kept in chains and tortured, to the outside world where they roam free. What service is Johnny providing to the general public? Is there anything redeeming in his activities? What might he do differently to be more of a benefit to society? Does he teach people anything, or simply gratify his own anger? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Johnny claims that violence in the media is only a problem if those watching it are idiots; this is the opposite of the commonly-heard argument that violence in the media is desensitizing, and creates violence in real life. Which point of view do you agree with? Is media violence only dangerous if it isn't put into context, and if those watching it cannot distinguish it as fiction and not reality? Or, is any amount of violence damaging because it diminishes our natural responses to horrific sights and actions? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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