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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who has Arty been training to take over Dr. Phyllis' position?
2. How does Miss Lick get Oly around "the homestead" while she is doing yard work?
3. What body part is the Bag Man missing?
4. Who begins acting as the twins' pimp?
5. Miss Lick and which character have the same nickname for Oly?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
As the novel progresses, it becomes clearer and clearer that Arty has taken full control of his family. In an essay, explore the progression of Arty's gradual control of the family through the course of the novel. Explain what you think is the psychology behind Arty's need for control. Is he an inherently "bad" person, or is it something deeper that Arty is searching for? Choose one of Arty's siblings and express how his control has affected that sibling's life - either positively or negatively.
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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