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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 Happy Noodle Boy?
2. Why does Johnny attack the convenience-store clerk in Part 2?
3. How does Squee's mother react when he tells her he is frightened?
4. What does the captive, in Part 2, suggest Johnny should do?
5. According to Johnny, when is violence, on television or in the media, dangerous?
Short Essay Questions
1. What precipitates Johnny's rampage at the fast-food restaurant?
2. Which characters influence Johnny, regarding whether or not he should commit suicide, in Part 1?
3. Who is the main character, and what does he do?
4. What comments does Johnny make, in Part 2, regarding his victims' last moments?
5. What triggers Johnny's killing spree at the cafe?
6. What happens to Squee in Part 3?
7. Why isn't the first captive in Part 2 afraid of dying, and how does Johnny respond to his lack of fear?
8. How does Johnny feel about his second captive, the young woman, in Part 2?
9. Who is Shmee?
10. What does Johnny do to help Squee, in Part 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Johnny meets God in Part 6. How is God depicted? How does God respond when Johnny asks him questions? What excuse does he give Johnny for not answering his questions? How does Johnny feel after talking to God, and why? What can we infer about the author's attitude toward God and religion, based on his depiction of God. Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Johnny meets the Devil in Part 6. How is the Devil depicted? What do Johnny and the Devil talk about? What is the purpose of Hell, and why are its inhabitants there? What information does the Devil give to Johnny? Why is he able to get this information from the Devil, but not from God? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Tess learns some valuable lessons about the way she was living her life, through her captivity and experience at Johnny's. Why does she dislike Kirk and the other captives? Why did she spend so much time with Dillon, if she disliked him so much? What does she realize about the people with whom she associated herself? If she had escaped, what would she have changed? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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