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 is the couple in Part 3 talking about as they walk home from the theater?

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

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

4. What does Nail Bunny tell Johnny about the dough boys, in Part 3?

5. What does Squee see when he returns to his room from talking to his parents, in Part 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What discussion does Johnny have at the beginning of Part 3?

5. Who is Devi, and what brings her and Johnny together?

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

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

8. How does Johnny feel about his victims?

9. What does Johnny do to help Squee, in Part 3?

10. Who is the first character to be introduced in the book, and how is he introduced?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Johnny's closest relationship to another person is with Squee, the little boy who lives next door. Why does Johnny get along so well with Squee? Why does Johnny appear almost protective of Squee at times? How does Squee react to Johnny, and why? Why is Johnny able to maintain a relationship with Squee, but not with anyone else? 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

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.

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