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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. Who does Oly have a letter delivered to, explaining her life and death?
2. Who has Arty been training to take over Dr. Phyllis' position?
3. Which family member has taken full control over the rest of the family?
4. Who spends a large amount of time spying on the twins?
5. How did Norval Sanderson actually lose this body part?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the Bag Man's physicality and method of communication?
2. What does Oly see when she goes to massage Elly's muscles?
3. How has Miss Lick gotten the video footage of Miranda?
4. When they last speak, what does Oly ask Miranda to do?
5. Chapter 19 is more like a scrapbook than typical prose. Name two devices employed, and briefly explain the significance of this unique chapter.
6. Who is the Pin Kid, and what happens to him?
7. Describe Mumpo.
8. Explain Jonathan Tomaini's new role in the twins' adult life.
9. How does Oly's relationship with Miss Lick begin to change in a way that Oly wasn't expecting?
10. What body part does Norval Sanderson gift to Arty, and what are the stories surrounding this body part?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The twins' 14th birthday is also representative of major changes for the twins. In an essay, describe the changes that occur for the twins and what the twins realize about themselves from these changes. How do these changes affect the twins' "place" within the family?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Self-acceptance is a theme that runs throughout the entire novel and may essentially be the moral of this story. In an essay, discuss the ways that Oly has overcome her hurdles to accept her body. Explain the ways that Arty's refusal to accept himself led to some of his decisions, and
explain how you think the Binewski parents have helped/hindered their children in the road toward self-acceptance.
This section contains 850 words
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