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

2. Where are Turtle's adoption papers drawn up?

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

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

5. Where does Jax find it easiest to write songs?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Alice feel during the stomp dance?

3. What is the response to hearing Jax read Annawake's letter to them while they are doing laundry at the laundromat?

4. How does Turtle respond to life on the run?

5. Why is Taylor fastening a boom box into a tree when Annawake arrives on her property?

6. What is the true story of Turtle's adoption, according to Jax?

7. What does Annawake explain as the story of the Six Pigs in Heaven?

8. After Lou Anne leaves his home, what does Jax witness through the window, and how does he react?

9. Why does Annawake travel to Letty's home after the hog fry?

10. What sight does Taylor witness while she is on her date with Steven Kent?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Family structure proves to be a large theme in the novel, particularly when Turtle is asked by the courts to describe her own family. Compare / contrast the family structure present in the Cherokee tribe with the family structure that Turtle was raised in. Then, explain how Turtle's answer regarding her family prompted change among those who listened to her speak.

Essay Topic 3

In the novel, there are three single mothers whose characters are explored. Briefly describe the three single mothers in the text and compare / contrast their mothering skills. What message do you think Kingsolver is sending to the reader about the love of a single mother?

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