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. Why does the motel management give Alice and family a hard time when they are checking out?

2. For how long are the men in Alice's story marooned off the coast of Florida?

3. Which of the following words best describes Turtle's emotional state at the time of the run?

4. To what does Jax compare the knowledge of his affair with Gundi?

5. How does Annawake know Sugar Hornbuckle?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Gabriel Fourkiller when he is admitted into school after his adoption?

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

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

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

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

6. What reference does Turtle make to "The Wizard of Oz" after leaving the free clinic?

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

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

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

10. What recommendation does Annawake make to the court in regards to Turtle's custody?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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

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.

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