Pigs in Heaven Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What part of Gundi's house does she offer for Jax to relax?

2. When does Annawake claim that Indian children begin to flounder?

3. What does Taylor call the coffee shop where she and Turtle eat lunch?

4. How does Jax feel about Taylor after she goes on the run with Turtle?

5. What does Jax argue with Gundi is the force most rewarded in white society?

Short Essay Questions

1. What evidence does Annawake have that Turtle's adoption is not legal?

2. In what way do Alice and Annawake work together in the retelling of the story of the Pigs in Heaven?

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

4. What funny story does Cash tell Alice while she is lying naked on his bed?

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

6. What happens to Cash Stillwater's family before he decides to move to Jackson Hole?

7. How does Alice feel in the moments before Cash comes to pick her up for their date?

8. What does Cash tell Alice about boarding schools while they are on their date?

9. What startling news does Alice hear while she is attending the stomp dance with Cash?

10. What conversation does Jax have with Gundi after he opens the certified letter from Annawake?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At the end of the novel, Annawake proposes a solution that will hopefully keep all parties happy, and will keep Turtle's best interests at heart. Explain what Annawake's solution for the fight over Turtle's custody was, and then explain how that decision affected the lives of the main characters in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Both Alice and Taylor define themselves as being strong-willed women that do not need a man to survive, but both women's opinions of themselves change throughout the course of the novel. Describe the viewpoint that mother and daughter shared about men at the beginning of the novel, and describe how their views about men gradually changed by the end of the novel.

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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