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. Who does Alice remember shaking, screaming, and speaking in tongues?

2. What are the Indian people tricked into giving away by clever crooks?

3. What is at the center of the ritual at the stomp dance?

4. Where do Annawake and Alice sit with Ledger as they discuss Turtle's future?

5. How does Turtle respond to the news that Alice will be leaving?

Essay Topics

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

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 3

Throughout the novel, both Taylor and Annawake clash over what is best for Turtle's future. Explain the arguments that both women had for Turtle's custody, and then explain how it was actually two cultures, rather than two women, fighting for the best of the child.

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