Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut Test | Final Test - Hard

Jhonen Vasquez
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Anne Gwish?

2. Why are Heaven's inhabitants content?

3. Who is Elize?

4. According to the gatekeeper, what is the reason for the condition of the place Johnny goes to in Part 6?

5. What is the name of the young man from the movie theater?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Devil explains to Johnny that his role on Earth was that of a "waste-lock." What, specifically, was Johnny's intended purpose, according to the Devil? Why was he a poor choice to fulfill that role? Why was the function he performed a necessary one? What set Johnny apart from the other waste-locks? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

In the foreword, it is said that JTHM is good for readers, and that animal instincts must be given expression in the imagination or they will be set loose in the real world. Do you agree with this statement? Is it a good thing for people to read things such as JTHM, to give themselves the opportunity to fantasize about things that are unacceptable in modern society? Or does it desensitize the reader to violence, making the escape of those deadly animal instincts even more likely? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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