1. How does Taylor
spend the money she earns working at the hospital?
2. How does Taylor
3. What bird symbolizes
4. How do people
eat in heaven, according to Estevan?
5. Why does Mattie
take her friends into the desert one evening in July?
6. What signals Lou
Ann’s growing sense of independence and confidence?
7. Why was Turtle
vulnerable to the prowler in the park?
8. What do Taylor
and Estevan toss into the Lake o’ the Cherokees when they make their
9. What does Mattie
have in her garden besides vegetables and flowers?
10. Of whom does
Mattie remind Taylor?
11. How does Turtle
get her name?
12. What happens
that causes Turtle to mutter her first sound?
13. How does Sandi
from Burger Derby afford baby-sitting for her child?
14. What are Alice
Greer’s “head rights”?
15. What does Taylor
identify as a reason she would have to give up Turtle?
16. Who could be
seen as Turtle’s tragic counterpart?
17. What’s in the
bottle that Granny Logan takes to Lou Ann?
18. What does Taylor
avoid all through her years in Kentucky?
19. Where does Lou
Ann end up working?
20. Of the following,
who to the reader’s knowledge still goes by his or her original
21. What allows Turtle’s
22. Who is the patron
saint of refugees?
23. What does Taylor’s
mother require of her before she leaves Kentucky?
24. To what does
Mattie compare her house?
25. Who, at the end
of the novel, is Turtle’s “main ingredient” in her vegetable-soup