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 beverage does Gundi offer to Jax during their discussion?

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

3. What color t-shirt is Taylor wearing when she joins her mother at the breakfast house?

4. Where does Alice hear about Turtle's rescue of the man?

5. While they are on the run, where does Turtle request to stop and visit?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Annawake know Cash Stillwater?

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

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

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

5. What conversation does Jax have with Gundi after he opens the certified letter from Annawake?

6. Why does Annawake travel to Letty's home after the hog fry?

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

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

9. Who is Boma Mellowbug and what does she see?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When the reader is first introduced to Annawake's character, it is through the filtered voice of her secretary Jinny. Describe the way that Jinny views Annawake, and compare / contrast that to Annawake's own view of herself. Finally, discuss whether Jinny's view of Annawake at the beginning of the novel was an accurate assessment, and why.

Essay Topic 2

The luck of the Native American people comes to the forefront of the novel, as the tribe believes in luck as a driving force to their survival. Explain the ways that the Native American tribe portrayed in this novel can be seen as both a lucky and an unlucky tribe of people.

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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