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

2. What type of art form surrounds Gundi's apartment?

3. Where is Taylor's adoption of Turtle witnessed in the court papers?

4. What does Annawake compare the adoption of Indian children to white families to?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the response to hearing Jax read Annawake's letter to them while they are doing laundry at the laundromat?

3. While vacationing at the Hoover Dam, what does Turtle see that prompts her mother to notify authorities?

4. What happens when Alice and family are leaving the Delta Queen Casino Hotel for some breakfast?

5. How does Franklin Turnbo feel about Annawake's desire to return Turtle to the Native American community?

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

7. What is the response to the stolen silver dollars that Alice finds in Barbie's purse?

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

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

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

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 2

Turtle had a very difficult childhood throughout the novel. Compare / contrast her life on the reservation with her life with Taylor. Finally, explain how Turtle got her name and the symbolism that name has to her childhood.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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