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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 threat does Johnny make to the female captive in Part 2?
2. Who is Johnny's voice of sanity and reason?
3. Who is Happy Noodle Boy?
4. Who does the woman in the couple make fun of, in Part 3?
5. What day of the week is it, in the second strip of Part 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to the young couple in Part 3?
2. What happens to Squee in Part 3?
3. Who is Devi, and what brings her and Johnny together?
4. What is the comic strip written by Johnny about?
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. Why isn't the first captive in Part 2 afraid of dying, and how does Johnny respond to his lack of fear?
8. What does the survey taker question Johnny about?
9. How does Johnny's first encounter with Devi end?
10. What is Squee's relationship with his parents like?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Johnny is afraid of the monster that lives behind his wall, and thinks he has to paint the wall with blood to keep the monster at bay. At what point does this idea go from a deranged fantasy, to an actual threat? Why is the monster included in the book? What purpose does it serve? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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