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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Chick practice impregnation on?
2. Who does Arty ask Oly to remain faithful to?
3. What is Arty's impression of Norval Sanderson?
4. Who begins acting as the twins' pimp?
5. Who is Oly plotting to murder?
Essay Topic 1
Chick's powers are considered the most valuable and the most dangerous of the Binewski children. In an essay, discuss the way that different family members view Chick, and how they exploit Chick and his abilities. Finally, describe the way that Chick views himself and similarly, how he views his powers.
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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