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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 happens to D-Boy and Mr. Eff in Part 5?
2. What does Johnny have a hard time understanding, at the beginning of Part 4?
3. Who is the first one to talk to Johnny when he returns from Hell?
4. According to Nail Bunny, what defines the world?
5. Why is the second strip in Part 6 out of place?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Johnny and the Devil discuss, regarding God?
2. What happens to the young woman and the newly-introduced captive in the first strip of Part 5?
3. What does Nail Bunny say, in Part 4, about Johnny's hobbies before the killing?
4. What do the Dough Boys discuss with Tess and Kirk, in Part 5?
5. What is Johnny's role in the world, according to the Devil?
6. According to Tess, why did she end up as a captive in Johnny's house?
7. What happened when Johnny kidnapped Kirk?
8. What happens when the gatekeeper reads Johnny's list of actions during his life?
9. How does Johnny feel when he returns from Hell?
10. What does Johnny think happened, to make him who he is now?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Johnny's "Happy Noodle Boy" cartoons are prevalent in the book, and they offer insight into Johnny's personality. How did Johnny get the idea for "Happy Noodle Boy"? Why does Happy Noodle Boy scream nonsensical phrases at people? Why does Happy Noodle Boy get shot at the end of every strip? 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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