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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is the first place that the Bag Man takes his children after kidnapping them?
2. Who does Arty betroth to the Bag Man?
3. What does Iphy name the new baby?
4. At first, who is the ONLY person allowed to visit the twins during their house arrest?
5. Who kills Mumpo?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The grounds of the Fabulon are integral to the progression of events within the story. In an essay, describe the physical layout of the fairgrounds. Did the Binewski children have a sense of "home" even though they were constantly moving? How do you think this element of security affects Oly when she becomes an adult? Further explore the ways that the constantly moving setting of the fairgrounds acted as machine for the progression of events.
Essay Topic 3
The sick horse that appears on the twins' 14th birthday acts as the machine for many characters to take on new roles in the novel. In an essay, describe the different characters' reactions to seeing the sick horse and the way that either the appearance or the healing of the horse changed the roles of different characters. What does this horse symbolize in the novel?
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