The Beautiful Side of Evil Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Johanna Michaelsen
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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 author believe she has found after so many years of darkness?

2. How did the evil being that lives in Johanna's house effect Johanna's life?

3. Where is Chapel Hill?

4. What gets the author through her childhood and adulthood?

5. Where is Wesleyan located?

Short Essay Questions

1. What literary device is prevalent during the first part of the book?

2. From an early age, what often distracted and bothered Johanna?

3. What is the double meaning for the words "Mind Control."

4. Who does Johanna become very close to as a young girl?

5. What are the two forms that Jesus appears to Johanna?

6. What is situated on Pachita's alter?

7. What is the overall tone and feeling of Johanna's childhood?

8. As Johanna grows up and attends college, what interests her?

9. As the book begins, what business is the author undertaking?

10. By not mentioning more of her parents actions in the book, what conclusion does the reader draw?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In her travels, apprenticeship and studies, Johanna encounters many individuals who believe that their abilities and psychic abilities are good for humanity.

1. Because Johanna now believes that most of these powers were given by Satan, does she hold the unlikely physic or healer at fault?

2. Is it hypocritical for her to hold these individuals accountable?

3. Does Johanna try to confront her old friends with the truth she believes she now possesses?

Essay Topic 2

Good versus evil has been the subject of many books throughout history. Find a book that considers this subject and compare it to Johanna's arguments. Does the author present his arguments differently than Johanna or similarly?

Essay Topic 3

The author works relentlessly to establish a theme of darkness throughout the novel.

1. Discuss three occasions where the theme is most intensely carried on the plot and descriptions of events.

2. How does a theme of darkness and deception help the author prove her stance on occult-like practices?

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