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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. In order to make the task even more difficult for Chick to complete, what is the only tool that Arty allows him to use?
2. After Oly's visit to Miranda at work, what idea is reinforced in Oly's mind?
3. What is Chick's birth defect?
4. How does Arty imply that Leona dies?
5. Why does Crystal Lil take the children into town?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of Mariposa and her horse's accident?
2. What happens when the children are brought to the hospital?
3. How does Oly gain access to Miss Lick's life?
4. How is the twins' sick horse healed?
5. How does Zephr McGurk change Arty's show?
6. What happens between Arty and Chick when Oly sneaks off to listen to a story, leaving Chick unsupervised?
7. What is on Miss Lick's home videos?
8. How does Arty begin drawing larger crowds to his shows?
9. What happens to the Binewski family in the parking lot of the shopping center?
10. What significant event happens on the twins' 14th birthday?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pride is another emotion that runs heavily through the characters of the novel. In an essay, explain how have you seen pride and control intermingle throughout the text. Compare/contrast Arty's pride versus Oly's pride as well as the pride that Miss Lick has in her projects versus the pride that she hopes to gift her projects.
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
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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