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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 unusual weather event is happening on the twins' birthday?
2. What problem does Zephr McGurk wish to alleviate for Arty?
3. What are the followers of the new religion called?
4. What does Oly keep in the chest hidden in her apartment?
5. What does Arty ask Chick to make for him, knowing that it will be a difficult task for Chick to complete?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Oly gain access to Miss Lick's life?
2. Why does Oly visit Miranda in her apartment?
3. What happens when Oly visits Miranda at work?
4. What happens when the children hide out in a cherry tree?
5. What happens when Al takes Chick into town?
6. What does Oly keep in the chest in her apartment?
7. How does Zephr McGurk change Arty's show?
8. Describe Arty's appearance.
9. How does the family realize that Chick has special powers?
10. Why is Dr. Phyllis' hiring significant in Arty's climb to power?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The final scene of the novel has to do with Oly's sacrifice in the name of love. In an essay, explore the reasons behind Oly's obsession with Miss Lick and why she believed that killing her was the only answer. How is the love in Oly's relationship with Miss Lick similar or different to the love in Oly's relationship with Miranda? Was Oly's sacrifice was "worth it" in the end?
Essay Topic 2
Arturism is the cult that Arty starts for his followers which seems very similar to the unusual hobby of Miss Lick. In an essay, explain the beliefs of Arturism and the process that followers must adhere in order to be accepted. Why is Alma Witherspoon's reaction to the process vital to Arty's rise in power? How does Arturism compare to what is seen on Miss Lick's home flicks?
Essay Topic 3
The Bag Man's arrival to the Binewski Fabulon is a highly significant event. It is as unexpected as it disturbing. In an essay, explain what you know about the course of the Bag Man's life and why he has sought out a job from Arty. Why you believe Arty chose to hire the Bag Man? The Bag Man expresses that he didn't want his children to become freaks. Explain how his actions have helped or hindered his children's psychological maturation.
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