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. After leaving Vegas, what does Taylor worry about in herself?

2. What beverage does Gundi offer to Jax during their discussion?

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

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

5. How many brothers does Annawake Fourkiller have?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Annawake know Cash Stillwater?

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

7. How does Alice feel in the moments before Cash comes to pick her up for their date?

8. Why does Annawake claim that Alice's new found Indian heritage may not help her case to keep Turtle?

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

10. What does Barbie know about the doll that she was named after?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The history of the Native American people probed to give deeper insight into the reason why Annawake was so determined to return Turtle to her heritage. Choose two characters who suffered because of their Native American heritage, and explain how their suffering prompted Annawake to fight for Turtle's return.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Many characters in the novel choose their own names, or are gifted a name after a significant moment in their life. Choose two characters with interesting names, explain the story behind their name, and then explain how their name reflects their character traits.

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