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 does Annawake know Sugar Hornbuckle?

2. Why does Cash Stillwater decide to return to his Indian tribe?

3. How does Annawake know what happens to her brother Gabriel after he is adopted to a white family?

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

5. What is Turtle's favorite fruit?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Taylor call her mother, Alice, to visit?

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

3. What interesting thing does Taylor say during the confrontation that shocks Annawake?

4. What do Turtle and Taylor learn at The Casa Suerte?

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

6. How does the family respond to the news that Alice will be visiting the Cherokee nation?

7. Why is Taylor fastening a boom box into a tree when Annawake arrives on her property?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Annawake argues that what is important is the good of the tribe versus the good of the individual. Explain what Annawake meant by this statement, and explain how this mindset factored into the way that Annawake viewed the fight over Turtle's custody.

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

When Lucky Buster fell into the hole, the "luck" of the moment seemed ambiguous. Explain why Turtle's sighting of Lucky Buster's fall could be seen as both lucky and unlucky. Then, explain what your final verdict of the moment was - lucky, or unlucky, citing examples from the text to strengthen your argument.

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