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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. Why does Arty begin to grow jealous of young Chick?
2. Who does Alma say that she desires to be like?
3. How does Chick react to the task that Arty makes him perform?
4. When Oly sneaks away to listen to a story while she is supposed to be watching Chick, what happens while she is gone?
5. Who cleans the Chute?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Olympia's appearance.
2. How does Zephr McGurk change Arty's show?
3. Who is Leona, and what happened to her?
4. What is Arturism?
5. What is the significance of Mariposa and her horse's accident?
6. What happens when Oly visits Miranda at work?
7. What happens to the Binewski family in the parking lot of the shopping center?
8. What does Oly keep in the chest in her apartment?
9. What does the article Oly finds tell us about Dr. Phyllis time in medical school?
10. Why does Oly visit Miranda in her apartment?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jealousy plays a large role in the relationships between the siblings. Choose two siblings and, in an essay, explore the way that jealousy has pervaded their relationship. Discuss the reasons why you think jealousy has become such a large part of these family dynamics, and explain how the Binewski family's system of value has played into the jealousy between siblings.
Essay Topic 2
The grounds of the Fabulon are integral to the progression of events within the story. In an essay, describe the physical layout of the fairgrounds. Did the Binewski children have a sense of "home" even though they were constantly moving? How do you think this element of security affects Oly when she becomes an adult? Further explore the ways that the constantly moving setting of the fairgrounds acted as machine for the progression of events.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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