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 famous doll does the waitress at the coffee shop collect?

2. In what state is the Cherokee tribe that Cash Stillwater belongs to?

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

4. Where are Turtle's adoption papers drawn up?

5. After Lou Anne leaves his house, what animal does Jax see snatch dove eggs from the nest?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Annawake know Cash Stillwater?

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

3. Where are Turtle and Jax when Annawake arrives on Taylor's property for the first time?

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

5. What changes about Turtle's medical status after her reoccurring stomachaches?

6. What happens to Cash Stillwater's family before he decides to move to Jackson Hole?

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

8. How does Alice figure out that Turtle is Cash's granddaughter?

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

10. How do both Jax and Gundi respond to each other after they have committed their affair?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the novel, there are various references to nature as a parallel to Turtle's story. Choose two examples of nature as presented in the novel and explain how those scenes parallel the story of the fight for Turtle's custody.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, Kingsolver repeatedly gives voice to her opinion about television. Choose two examples of times that Kingsolver mentions television, and explain how television affected the lives of the characters in the novel. What message do you think Kingsolver is sending her audience through her portrayal of television in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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