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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who kills Arty?
2. Who do the twins run away with?
3. How does Lil react when Oly tells her that the family is "dead and gone"?
4. Who is angered by Arty's sudden promotion of many Arturism Admitted?
5. How old are the twins when they move into their own van?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The final scene of the novel has to do with Oly's sacrifice in the name of love. In an essay, explore the reasons behind Oly's obsession with Miss Lick and why she believed that killing her was the only answer. How is the love in Oly's relationship with Miss Lick similar or different to the love in Oly's relationship with Miranda? Was Oly's sacrifice was "worth it" in the end?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Jealousy plays a large role in the relationships between the siblings. Choose two siblings and, in an essay, explore the way that jealousy has pervaded their relationship. Discuss the reasons why you think jealousy has become such a large part of these family dynamics, and explain how the Binewski family's system of value has played into the jealousy between siblings.
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