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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Turtle call Cash when she sees him for the first time?
2. What is the case served before Turtle's regarding in the courts?
3. How long does it take Cash Stillwater to hear the news that his father has passed away?
4. Which of the following characters does NOT die in Cash's stories?
5. In his story, what does Turtle refer to as a "hen's apple"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Family structure proves to be a large theme in the novel, particularly when Turtle is asked by the courts to describe her own family. Compare / contrast the family structure present in the Cherokee tribe with the family structure that Turtle was raised in. Then, explain how Turtle's answer regarding her family prompted change among those who listened to her speak.
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