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. Miranda reveals that she has recently been approached by a woman named Miss Lick with an interesting offer to make money. What does Miranda have to do in this deal?

2. Why do the children have to go to the hospital?

3. How does Chick react to the task that Arty makes him perform?

4. How old is Chick before Lil can carry him around in her arms?

5. What did Dr. Phyllis believe was implanted in her abdomen while she was in medical school?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was the Bag Man affected, mentally and physically, by his wife divorcing him?

2. How does Chick react to the scene in the twins' van?

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

4. What happens between Arty and Chick when Oly sneaks off to listen to a story, leaving Chick unsupervised?

5. What is the result of the Bag Man's spying?

6. What happens when Oly visits Miranda at work?

7. What does Oly see when she goes to massage Elly's muscles?

8. Describe Arty's appearance.

9. How does the family realize that Chick has special powers?

10. What happens during Dr. Phyllis' surgery on the twins?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Self-acceptance is a theme that runs throughout the entire novel and may essentially be the moral of this story. In an essay, discuss the ways that Oly has overcome her hurdles to accept her body. Explain the ways that Arty's refusal to accept himself led to some of his decisions, and

explain how you think the Binewski parents have helped/hindered their children in the road toward self-acceptance.

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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