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, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the gatekeeper read?

2. According to Nail Bunny, what was different about Johnny before?

3. Who is introduced at the beginning of Part 5?

4. Who is Johnny talking to at the beginning of Part 4?

5. What does the Devil ask Johnny to call him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Anne Gwish, and what is revealed about her character in Part 5?

2. According to Tess, why did she end up as a captive in Johnny's house?

3. What happened when Johnny kidnapped Kirk?

4. What happens when Tess and Kirk encounter the room full of captives, in Part 5?

5. What happens to Johnny at the end of Part 4?

6. What does Johnny's female captive say, in Part 4, that he is offended by?

7. What does Johnny reveal to Squee, in Part 4?

8. What problems does Johnny encounter in Hell?

9. What is Johnny discussing, and with whom, at the beginning of Part 4?

10. What does Johnny think happened, to make him who he is now?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who are D-Boy, Nail Bunny, Mr. Eff and Burger Boy? What purpose does each one serve for Johnny? How do they help the reader gain insight into Johnny's character? How do they help Johnny himself to make decisions, analyze his actions and refocus when he gets upset? What part of Johnny's life and personality does each one represent, and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

There are public service announcements throughout the book, which satirize different aspects of society. What is the purpose of these strips, and what messages are they intended to convey? What do they reveal about the author's attitudes towards various issues present in today's society, and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Johnny claims that violence in the media is only a problem if those watching it are idiots; this is the opposite of the commonly-heard argument that violence in the media is desensitizing, and creates violence in real life. Which point of view do you agree with? Is media violence only dangerous if it isn't put into context, and if those watching it cannot distinguish it as fiction and not reality? Or, is any amount of violence damaging because it diminishes our natural responses to horrific sights and actions? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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