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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. Who is Leona, the girl with the alligator tail?
2. Why doesn't Oly tell her mother who she is?
3. What is on display in the Chute?
4. What happens when Chick is hungry and Lil does not come to feed him?
5. What sick animal does Arty give to the twins for their 14th birthday?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Leona, and what happened to her?
2. How is the twins' sick horse healed?
3. How does Zephr McGurk change Arty's show?
4. What is the unusual offer that Miranda been approached about, and how does she react?
5. Why is Chick almost abandoned by the Binewski family?
6. How does Oly gain access to Miss Lick's life?
7. Describe the invention that Zephr McGurk brings to Arty.
8. How does the family realize that Chick has special powers?
9. What does Lil Binewski do that is unusual during her pregnancies?
10. What is on Miss Lick's home videos?
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
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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