Special Sub-Topic: "Heavenly Shadows"
|How many Casteel children were there?|
five. There were five Casteel children: Heaven, Tom, Fanny, Keith, and Our Jane.
|Who was Heaven's real mother?|
Leigh "Angel". Heaven's real mother was Leigh, Luke's first wife. Leigh was called "Angel", and she died after giving birth to Heaven; she was the one who named her.
|What did Logan buy Heaven for lunch the first day they met?|
hamburgers and french fries. Logan treated Heaven to her first meal of hamburgers and french fries.
|What sex was Sarah's baby?|
The baby was born without genitalia. Sarah's baby was stillborn and also didn't have any genitalia.
|Where did Granny die?|
in her rocking chair. Granny Brandywine Casteel died peacefully in her rocking chair after Sarah gave birth to her still-born baby.
|True or false: Sarah left the Casteel cabin while everyone was sleeping.|
t. Sarah left the Casteel children behind while everyone was sleeping.
|True or false: Pa found Sarah and brought her back to the cabin.|
|True or false: Our Jane threw up on Miss Deale.|
t. Poor Our Jane was not used to big quantities of food, so when Miss Deale took the Casteel children and Grandpa out for dinner, Our Jane threw up all over Miss Deale's dress.
|True or false: Fanny was the first Casteel child to be sold.|
f. The first Casteel children that were sold were Keith and Our Jane.
|True or false: Pa sold all of his children for $1,000 apiece.|
f. Pa sold his children for $500 apiece.
|What was Kitty Dennison's favorite color?|
hot pink. Kitty Dennison's favorite color was hot pink. Nearly every item of her clothing was this bright color, even her bathroom towels.
|What strong disinfectant did Kitty put in Heaven's scalding hot bath?|
Lysol. Kitty tried to cleanse Heaven of germs by pouring Lysol in the bath-water, then pushing her in.
|What was the first dinner that Heaven and Cal made together?|
a casserole. Heaven and Cal made a casserole. It had dried out by the time Kitty had finally gotten home.
|What was the first movie Heaven ever saw in a movie theatre?|
"The Sound of Music". Cal took Heaven to see "The Sound of Music." She loved it because it reminded her of living in the hills of Winnerow with her brothers and sisters.
|How did Kitty ruin Heaven's portrait doll of her mother?|
she threw it in the fireplace. Kitty threw Heaven's doll in the fireplace. She told Heaven that she would tell her where Keith and Our Jane were if she gave her the doll.
(Kitty hated Heaven's real mother because she married Luke.)
|True or false: Cal accidentally killed Chuckles the hamster.|
f. It was Kitty who killed Chuckles by "squeezing the life out of her." Chuckles was pregnant at the time.
|True or false: Cal and Heaven made love for the first time on the night of Kitty's birthday party.|
f. Cal and Heaven only kissed on the night of Kitty's birthday party. They made love for the first time while Kitty was in the hospital with her mysterious illness.
|True or false: Cal and Heaven took Kitty back to Winnerow to stay with her parents.|
t. Cal and Heaven took Kitty back to Winnerow because there were too many medical bills, and Cal couln't stand the thought of Heaven quitting school to take care of her.
|True or false: Kitty's mother was a warm and compassionate woman.|
f. Kitty's mother could care less that her daughter was sick, and thought that she was getting what she deserved.
|Heaven told Logan that she had a relationship with someone else (Cal).|
t. Heaven told Logan about the relationship, which led to his hating her for betraying him.
|What illness was Kitty suffering from?|
breast cancer. Kitty had advanced breast cancer. She refused to go to a doctor when she found a lump because she would have rather died than lose a breast!
|True or false: Pa wrote a very mean letter to Heaven.|
f. Pa wrote a very nice letter to Heaven, inviting her and Tom to live with him and his new wife.
|What present did Luke Casteel give to Heaven?|
a plane ticket. Luke Casteel gave Heaven a plane ticket so that she could go to live with her real grandparents in Boston.
|True or false: Fanny was pregnant with the Reverend's baby.|
t. Fanny became pregnant with the Reverend Wise's baby, which she was going to sell to him and his wife for $10,000.
|At the end of "Heaven" what did NOT take place?|
Cal proposed to Heaven. At the end of the book Cal did not propose to Heaven; in fact, Cal kept Kitty's death a secret from Heaven so that she would fly to Boston and not feel guilty about leaving Cal alone.
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