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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 Devil's response when Johnny complains about God not answering his questions?
2. Who calls Johnny, at the end of Part 4?
3. How does Johnny destroy the tranquility of Heaven?
4. What does Johnny have difficulty remembering, in Part 4?
5. What does the young woman regret as she is fleeing Johnny's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Tess, why did she end up as a captive in Johnny's house?
2. What happens when Tess and Kirk encounter the room full of captives, in Part 5?
3. What problems does Johnny encounter in Hell?
4. How does Johnny feel when he returns from Hell?
5. What happens when the gatekeeper reads Johnny's list of actions during his life?
6. What do the Dough Boys discuss with Tess and Kirk, in Part 5?
7. What is Johnny's role in the world, according to the Devil?
8. What does Johnny reveal to Squee, in Part 4?
9. What powers do the people in Heaven have, and how does Johnny use his?
10. What do Johnny and the Devil discuss, regarding God?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Johnny tells the woman at the fast-food restaurant that he does not leave home to be ridiculed, and that his appearance is none of her business. How does this satirical interaction reflect actual exchanges between people? Why are people so often judged by others? What is the appeal of conformity? Why are those who are different often ridiculed or feared? How does Johnny react to this ridicule, and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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