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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. What is Iphy's last word?
2. What does she steal from Miss Lick's locker?
3. Who does Arty ask Oly to remain faithful to?
4. What kind of lessons does Miss Lick give to Oly?
5. How do the twins react to Arty's suggestion of a surgery?
Short Essay Questions
1. How was the Bag Man affected, mentally and physically, by his wife divorcing him?
2. How does Oly kill Miss Lick?
3. How does Oly's relationship with Miss Lick begin to change in a way that Oly wasn't expecting?
4. How does Chick react to the scene in the twins' van?
5. What is the Bag Man's physicality and method of communication?
6. What does Oly see when she hears Chick, Lil, and the twins screaming in the van?
7. What affect does Norval Sanderson have on Arturism?
8. When they last speak, what does Oly ask Miranda to do?
9. Why does Oly kill Miss Lick?
10. Describe Mumpo.
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
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
Arturism is the cult that Arty starts for his followers which seems very similar to the unusual hobby of Miss Lick. In an essay, explain the beliefs of Arturism and the process that followers must adhere in order to be accepted. Why is Alma Witherspoon's reaction to the process vital to Arty's rise in power? How does Arturism compare to what is seen on Miss Lick's home flicks?
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