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

2. How does Alice respond to hearing Annawake's letter read to her over the phone?

3. What tourist purchase does Cash Stillwater make for a living?

4. Who tells Annawake the true story of Turtle's adoption?

5. How old is Annawake Fourkiller when her twin brother is adopted to a white family?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Taylor do for work now that Barbie has gone missing?

2. What story does Ledger tell to Annawake in an attempt to guide her decision about Turtle's future?

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

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

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

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

7. What does Annawake claim to be the reason for Turtle's abuse within the Indian community?

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

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

10. In what way do Alice and Annawake work together in the retelling of the story of the Pigs in Heaven?

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, the symbolism of pigs is used in various forms. Choose two examples in which pigs are used as symbols in the novel and explain how those symbols reflected the larger themes presented in Turtle's story.

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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