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 theater was the author performing in DC?

2. What does the author insist is important in leading a long and good life?

3. According to the author, what is the true quality of the occult practice?

4. At first, what does Johanna think the Mind Control program does?

5. What does Johanna envision her mind laboratory to be like?

Short Essay Questions

1. Upon returning to the United States, what groups does Johanna begin to join?

2. What does the author seem to be searching for at the beginning of the novel?

3. Growing up, what did many townspeople consider Johanna to be?

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

5. Who is Great Aunt Dixie?

6. As Johanna opens herself into learning more about Christianity, who does she distance herself from?

7. As a young student, Johanna tampers with a Ouija Board. What does she believe about the board?

8. What reckless friend does Johanna meet in college?

9. As Johanna continues to work with Pachita, who does Johanna feel she is having difficulty connecting with?

10. Why does Johanna decide to marry Beck?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

1. In order to become closer to God, Johanna believes she must give up many things. Name some of the things that Johanna gives up.

2. Why does she think it is essential for her to give up things she enjoys. In her mind, how does it make her closer to God?

3. Do you agree with Johanna's new beliefs? Why or Why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

1. Explain the Mind Control program.

2. Who runs the program and what characters are vital to the organizations?

3. Discuss the dual nature of the name "Mind Control."

4. Does the name of the group lead the reader to assume they have other interests than helping humanity?

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