Geek Love Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Katherine Dunn
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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. How do the rest of the children respond to Dr. Phyllis' new position?

2. Which alcoholic beverage do Oly and Miss Lick drink together?

3. What is Chick's hidden power?

4. What do Al and Lil believe about their children?

5. What is on display in the Chute?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the invention that Zephr McGurk brings to Arty.

2. What is the unusual offer that Miranda been approached about, and how does she react?

3. Who is Alma Witherspoon?

4. What significant event happens on the twins' 14th birthday?

5. Describe Olympia's appearance.

6. What happens when the children are brought to the hospital?

7. What is the significance of Mariposa and her horse's accident?

8. How does Oly gain access to Miss Lick's life?

9. Why does Oly feel guilty after her performance at Miranda's work?

10. What is on Miss Lick's home videos?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Chick's powers are considered the most valuable and the most dangerous of the Binewski children. In an essay, discuss the way that different family members view Chick, and how they exploit Chick and his abilities. Finally, describe the way that Chick views himself and similarly, how he views his powers.

Essay Topic 2

Al Binewski has strict rules that the children are to be kept separate from the outside world. There are many reasons for these rules. In an essay, describe two of the reasons why Al may have wanted to keep his children hidden from the townsfolk. Describe two incidents in which the children do come into contact with outsiders, and the outcome of those meetings, and describe the way that isolation has affected one, or more, of the Binewski children.

Essay Topic 3

The point of view within the novel shifts between Oly's perspective and Norval Sanderson's perspective. In an essay, explain what you have learned from Oly Binewski's perspective of the events and what you have learned from Norval Sanderson's perspective of the events. Why do you think it was important for Katherine Dunn to explore the story through different perspectives?

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