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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. How does Miss Lick react when Oly comes back to visit her?
2. Who does Arty betroth to the Bag Man?
3. Why was the Bag Man released from jail?
4. Who kills Arty?
5. What does Oly pour in the steam room tubes?
Short Essay Questions
1. How was the Bag Man affected, mentally and physically, by his wife divorcing him?
2. What does Norval report the followers are doing to survive, and how does Arty address this issue?
3. What body part does Norval Sanderson gift to Arty, and what are the stories surrounding this body part?
4. How does Arty react to Oly's pregnancy?
5. What does Oly see when she hears Chick, Lil, and the twins screaming in the van?
6. How does Oly's relationship with Miss Lick begin to change in a way that Oly wasn't expecting?
7. Chapter 19 is more like a scrapbook than typical prose. Name two devices employed, and briefly explain the significance of this unique chapter.
8. Describe Mumpo.
9. Why are the twins placed under house arrest?
10. Briefly describe what happens when the Bag Man enters the twins' van after becoming engaged to them.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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