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A Day No Pigs Would Die

Robert Newton Peck


Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics

Suggestions for Further Reading

What does Robert find lodged in Apron's throat?

What is Mr. Tanner's gift to Robert for his help with Apron?

Why does Robert stay in bed until Saturday?

What is Aunt Matty's real name?

What does Robert think that a "tutor" is?

What is the name of the town that the Pecks go to for the Shaker meeting?

What is the name of the Pecks' ox?

What is Mrs. Peck's first name?

Who is ultimately responsible for arranging Robert's trip to Rutland?

What is the name of the relative of Haven Peck's that Mr. Hillman tries to dig up?

Why does Mrs. Peck ask Robert to get her a gray squirrel?

What prize does Pinky win at the Rutland fair?

What is a capstan?

From whose name is Robert's derived?

What does Robert think that the Green Mountain Boys do?

Who is Robert's love interest?

Which of these does Haven not give or make for Robert following his ordeal with Apron?

What is the name of Mr. Tanner's prize boar?

What is the name of the county coroner?

What does Haven use to knock Pinky out?

Where do they bury Haven Peck?

What is the name of Ira Long's dog?

How old is Aunt Carrie?

To which religion does Mr. Tanner belong?

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Pinky is a girl!

by VioletFlowermeadow, August 12, 2013

I noticed that you guys made Pinky a "he", although she is a GIRL! Why else would they breed her to a boar? She was expected to be a brood sow! How can that possibly be a boy? It just looks funny to me...

Samson and Solomon

by twistleton, January 02, 2014

The ox is Solomon; Mr. Tanner's boar hog is Samson.

Apron and Daisy

by sewingmama, January 06, 2014


cow, Bib and Bob's mother
Daisy: The Peck's dairy cow

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