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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. Why does Horst request large amputated limbs?
2. How old are the twins when they move into their own van?
3. In whom do the twins confide the truth of their new business?
4. How does Norval Sanderson claim he lost his body part?
5. Who does Oly have a letter delivered to, explaining her life and death?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Dr. Phyllis' reasons for wanting to create a new method of surgeries for the Admitted?
2. How does Oly kill Miss Lick?
3. What is the result of the Bag Man's spying?
4. Why are the twins placed under house arrest?
5. Why does Oly kill Miss Lick?
6. When they last speak, what does Oly ask Miranda to do?
7. Briefly describe what happens when the Bag Man enters the twins' van after becoming engaged to them.
8. How was the Bag Man affected, mentally and physically, by his wife divorcing him?
9. What is the Transcendental Maggot booth?
10. How has Miss Lick gotten the video footage of Miranda?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
The family lives a life of separation from those who are "norms." While the family outwardly admits that they dislike "norms," Arty seemingly wants to be accepted by them. In an essay, compare/contrast Arty's vocalization of "norms" versus the actions that he partakes in while desperately seeking acceptance from "norms." How does Arty's view of norms compare to Oly's view? How does Arty's view of "norms" affect his relationship with his brother, Chick?
Essay Topic 3
It seems that the lifestyle of the Binewski family is almost addicting. To the outsider, life within a circus may seem daunting or bizarre, but once these outsiders have experienced the community, many of the characters chose not to leave. Choose one character who was not initially a member of the Binewski family and describe the events that led him/her to be a permanent member of the cast or crew. What characteristics within the family dynamics or circus lifestyle may be appealing to an outsider? Why does the desire to belong affect the members of the Admitted and how does Arty exploits this mentality?
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