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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 body part is Zephr McGurk missing?
2. Where do the twins hide on their birthday?
3. Even though Oly spends most of her adulthood in hiding, what does she do spontaneously that seems out of character?
4. What is Miranda's job at this establishment?
5. After Oly's visit to Miranda at work, what idea is reinforced in Oly's mind?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Dr. Phyllis' hiring significant in Arty's climb to power?
2. What does Oly keep in the chest in her apartment?
3. What is the significance of Mariposa and her horse's accident?
4. What is the unusual offer that Miranda been approached about, and how does she react?
5. Why does Al choose to keep the children separate from the rest of the town folk?
6. What is Arturism?
7. How does Zephr McGurk change Arty's show?
8. What significant event happens on the twins' 14th birthday?
9. What does Lil Binewski do that is unusual during her pregnancies?
10. Why does Oly visit Miranda in her apartment?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Arty's relationship with Chick changes as Arty realizes his power. In an essay, analyze the progression of Arty's view of Chick from his infancy to his death as well as the progression of Chick's view of Arty during the same time period. What elements have affected each brother's views of the other over the course of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
The sick horse that appears on the twins' 14th birthday acts as the machine for many characters to take on new roles in the novel. In an essay, describe the different characters' reactions to seeing the sick horse and the way that either the appearance or the healing of the horse changed the roles of different characters. What does this horse symbolize in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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