Pigs in Heaven Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. With what type of animal does Cash Stillwater hope to open a farm?

2. What race of people are hired by Taylor to act as Cherokee Indians?

3. How long does Taylor say that it took her to adopt Turtle?

4. How much money does Taylor find in an envelope on her windshield?

5. Where are Turtle and Taylor vacationing when Turtle sees a man fall into a ditch?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conflict continually arises between Mr. Green and his neighbor Boma Mellowbug?

2. How does Taylor's date with Kevin go?

3. How does the family respond to the news that Alice will be visiting the Cherokee nation?

4. In what ways does Gundi show her sympathies for Jax and Taylor's strife?

5. How does Alice figure out that Turtle is Cash's granddaughter?

6. How does Alice feel during the stomp dance?

7. What happens to Gabriel Fourkiller after he leaves school?

8. At the opening of the novel, what is the state of Alice and Harland's marriage?

9. Why does Alice begin to feel romantically attracted to Cash Stillwater?

10. What does Annawake claim to be the reason for Turtle's abuse within the Indian community?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The luck of the Native American people comes to the forefront of the novel, as the tribe believes in luck as a driving force to their survival. Explain the ways that the Native American tribe portrayed in this novel can be seen as both a lucky and an unlucky tribe of people.

Essay Topic 2

When Lucky Buster fell into the hole, the "luck" of the moment seemed ambiguous. Explain why Turtle's sighting of Lucky Buster's fall could be seen as both lucky and unlucky. Then, explain what your final verdict of the moment was - lucky, or unlucky, citing examples from the text to strengthen your argument.

Essay Topic 3

All of the women in the novel who are on the run do so without the support of men in their lives. Choose two women who are on the run, and explain why they choose to live their lives without men. Do you think the author includes this intentionally in the book as a motif of feminine strength?

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