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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Chick explains to Arty that he can feel things that normal people cannot. What is one thing that Chick says he can feel?
2. What is the name of the new religion introduced in the middle of the novel?
3. What problem does Zephr McGurk wish to alleviate for Arty?
(a) Sexual intimacy.
(b) Muscle spasms.
(c) Emotional excitement.
(d) Sibling rivaly.
4. How does Arty imply that Leona dies?
(a) She was eaten by the giant cats.
(b) She was poisoned.
(c) She drown.
(d) He killed her.
5. How old is Chick before Lil can carry him around in her arms?
(a) Lil is never able to hold him.
(b) Four months old.
(c) Three years old.
(d) 18 months old.
6. What is Chick's hidden power?
(a) Telekinetic ability.
(b) Ability to fly.
(c) X-ray vision.
7. How old is Chick when he begins working for the circus?
(a) Six months old.
(b) Thirteen years old.
(c) Ten years old.
(d) Three years old.
8. How does Zephr McGurk affect Arty's show?
(a) He loses money for the show.
(b) He completely changes its direction.
(c) He makes it boring.
(d) He makes it more dramatic.
9. What did Dr. Phyllis believe was implanted in her abdomen while she was in medical school?
(a) A monitoring device.
(b) A camera.
(c) A fetus.
(d) A tumor.
10. How does the family measure the value of the children?
(a) By how affectionate they are with their siblings.
(b) By their ticket sales.
(c) By the amount of chores they can perform at home.
(d) By their grade point average.
11. What is Elly's birth defect?
(a) She was born with a tail.
(b) She has no birth defect.
(c) She is a Siamese twin.
(d) She has flippers instead of hands and feet.
12. What does Lil give Chick permission to do with his powers after he witnesses Mariposa's accident?
(a) To speak to animals.
(b) To make himself rich.
(c) To harm people.
(d) To help people.
13. What is Oly's father training her to do for the circus?
(a) Act as a vocal announcer.
(b) Pickpocket unsuspecting customers.
(c) Train the large cats.
(d) Perform as the Geek.
14. What does Arty ask Chick to make for him, knowing that it will be a difficult task for Chick to complete?
(a) A hand-sewn circus tent.
(b) A roast beef sandwich.
(c) An origami hat.
(d) A sculpture honoring Arty's superiority.
15. Even though Oly spends most of her adulthood in hiding, what does she do spontaneously that seems out of character?
(a) She critiques Miranda's pastries.
(b) She pretends to drown at the pool where Miranda is a lifeguard.
(c) She jumps into the giant cat cage to save Miranda.
(d) She puts on a strip show at the club where Miranda works.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Alma say that she desires to be like?
2. What happens when Chick is hungry and Lil does not come to feed him?
3. Alma Witherspoon has been pen pals with someone for a long time and is terrified to meet him. Who is her pen pal?
4. What does Dr. Phyllis take over that was initially Al's job?
5. What sick animal does Arty give to the twins for their 14th birthday?
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