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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 gets the castoff women that Arty is not interested in being intimate with?
2. Who does Chick help become pregnant?
3. Who does Oly have a letter delivered to, explaining her life and death?
4. What are the followers of the new religion beginning to steal?
5. How does Miss Lick get Oly around "the homestead" while she is doing yard work?
Short Essay Questions
1. Chapter 19 is more like a scrapbook than typical prose. Name two devices employed, and briefly explain the significance of this unique chapter.
2. What is the result of the Bag Man's spying?
3. When they last speak, what does Oly ask Miranda to do?
4. What are Dr. Phyllis' reasons for wanting to create a new method of surgeries for the Admitted?
5. How has Miss Lick gotten the video footage of Miranda?
6. Explain Jonathan Tomaini's new role in the twins' adult life.
7. Explain the business endeavor the twins take on when they turn eighteen.
8. Who is Jessica H?
9. How does Arty react to Oly's pregnancy?
10. Explain the process of tithing in Arturism and the significance of calling this process "tithing."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The point of view within the novel shifts between Oly's perspective and Norval Sanderson's perspective. In an essay, explain what you have learned from Oly Binewski's perspective of the events and what you have learned from Norval Sanderson's perspective of the events. Why do you think it was important for Katherine Dunn to explore the story through different perspectives?
Essay Topic 2
Early in the novel, Oly says, "They thought to use and shame me but I win out by nature, because a true freak cannot be made. A true freak must be born." In an essay, explain the circumstances that led to Oly speaking these words; what contributes to Oly's ideas of a freak being made versus being born? Describe two ways that you believe the Binewski children have been made into "freaks."
Essay Topic 3
Chick's powers are considered the most valuable and the most dangerous of the Binewski children. In an essay, discuss the way that different family members view Chick, and how they exploit Chick and his abilities. Finally, describe the way that Chick views himself and similarly, how he views his powers.
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