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. As Turtle and Taylor board the plane for the first time in their lives, where are they going?

2. How does Gundi respond to Jax's insistence that he must tell Taylor about their affair?

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

4. When Annawake arrives at Taylor's house, where is Turtle?

5. What happens to the money that Taylor finds on her windshield?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the photo cube that Taylor keeps in her dingy apartment in Seattle?

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

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

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

5. How does Cash respond to the confrontation he has during his first meeting with Taylor?

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

7. How does Annawake express the Cherokee view of family as it pertains to Turtle's case?

8. What decisions do Alice and Taylor make about their lives after their confrontation with Annawake?

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

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

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

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 3

Turtle often associates her fears with horses. Describe a moment when Turtle remembers horses as linked to her childhood at the Indian reservation, and then explain how the imagery of horses expanded, and was used in connection to Annawake and her search for Taylor and Turtle.

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