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

2. What is the name of the constellation that Jax tells Annawake about?

3. What article of clothing does Barbie lug around with her everywhere?

4. What beverage do Jax and Annawake drink together while looking at the stars?

5. Why does Cash Stillwater decide to return to his Indian tribe?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Alice respond to Jax's worry that Taylor does not truly love him?

2. What story does Ledger tell to Annawake in an attempt to guide her decision about Turtle's future?

3. How does Franklin Turnbo feel about Annawake's desire to return Turtle to the Native American community?

4. Why does Turtle request to return to the Hoover Dam, and what does that request signal to Taylor?

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

6. How does Alice respond to Cash's sudden marriage proposal?

7. What relationship does Cash Stillwater have to Mr. Critterdon?

8. How do the producers of the Oprah show treat Taylor and Turtle before the show is recorded?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When the reader is first introduced to Annawake's character, it is through the filtered voice of her secretary Jinny. Describe the way that Jinny views Annawake, and compare / contrast that to Annawake's own view of herself. Finally, discuss whether Jinny's view of Annawake at the beginning of the novel was an accurate assessment, and why.

Essay Topic 2

The Trail of Tears proved to be an important historical moment in the novel. Explain what happened during the Trail of Tears, and how this moment in history directly affected Turtle's story.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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