Pigs in Heaven Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following characters is NOT in cahoots to set Alice up with Cash Stillwater?

2. With whom does Alice discuss the meaning of the Pigs in Heaven constellation?

3. In Ledger's story, what animal is sent down by the spirits to cut a baby in half?

4. Where does Alice take Turtle while Taylor goes to speak with Annawake about the impending trial?

5. What happens to the Jewish father that fought for the return of his adopted son after the Holocaust?

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

Many characters in the novel choose their own names, or are gifted a name after a significant moment in their life. Choose two characters with interesting names, explain the story behind their name, and then explain how their name reflects their character traits.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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