A Day No Pigs Would Die
by Robert Newton Peck
A Day No Pigs Would Die: Symbols Quiz
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Q. Why does rob name his new pig Pinky?
She's white all over, with just enough pink to be sweet as candy.
"Rover" just didn't seem to fit her.
She has pink eyes.
The name Wilbur was already taken.
Q. Papa's tools are symbols of what?
His hard work and his love for his family
His job as a pig butcher
His past as a car mechanic
His life-long desire to be a barber
Q. Pinky is more than just a pet to Rob. She's also a symbol of all the unattainable things he's ever wanted, including what material thing?
A trip around the world
A grammar coach
Q. Rob tells us that Papa's tools have been "gilded by work." What does this mean?
They are ruined and can't be used anymore.
They feel really badly about what they've done.
They have a golden shine to them.
They have joined a guild and will be asking for a pay raise.
Q. When Rob allows Papa to kill Pinky, in a way he's giving up what?
All the frivolous desires of his youth
The chance to ever have another pet—who'd trust him with one now?
The money he bet his friends that Pinky would outlast Papa
His future career as a spokesman for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals