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. Who is Franklin Trunbo?

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

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

4. How does Taylor respond to Turtle's emotional state at the time of the run?

5. What does Annawake Fourkiller do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does the waitress at the coffee shop recognize Turtle?

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

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

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

6. How does Taylor meet Steven Kent?

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

8. How does Sugar explain the Trail of Tears to Alice?

9. Why does Alice begin to feel romantically attracted to Cash Stillwater?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The varying forms of relationship status in romantic relationships becomes a large theme in the novel. Explain how definition in Taylor's relationship with Jax, and Alice's relationship with Cash changed during the course of Turtle's custody battle, and why those changes were important to the fight they all were partaking in.

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

Throughout the novel, both Taylor and Annawake clash over what is best for Turtle's future. Explain the arguments that both women had for Turtle's custody, and then explain how it was actually two cultures, rather than two women, fighting for the best of the child.

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