Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what state is William Flying Horse driving in Chapter One?
2. Who is Captain Watkins?
3. How does Cassie's mother feel about snow?
4. What does Alex say when Cassie asks him why she doesn't see Connor anymore?
5. What is the name of Alex's Oscar nominated movie?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Alex so comfortable camping in the woods?
2. Describe the ramifications of the Sioux penalty for adultery as described in Chapter Two.
3. How does Cassie's pregnancy affect her feelings for Alex?
4. What does Miranda represent in Chapter Seven?
5. How does Cassie's association with the Lakotas change her life?
6. Discuss the importance of the movie that Alex is nominated for an award in.
7. What does Cassie learn from Cyrus and Dorothea?
8. What is Alex's relationship with his father like?
9. Is Cassie at all to blame for her role in the abuse?
10. How does Cassie start to realize that Alex is attempting to control her life in Chapter Seven?
Many of the characters in Picture Perfect have troubled childhoods that they are trying to deal with.
1) Which character in the novel has the best method of dealing with a troubled past? The worst?
2) If Connor had survived his father's murder attempt, describe the type of person he might be today.
In a sense, Picture Perfect is Cassie's story of healing from a lifetime of pain. Which events in the novel do you feel were pivotal in Cassie's healing? Which other characters are able to heal in the story, and which are not able to heal their wounds and why? Are there specific characters or places in the book that are associated with pain or healing? Explain.
The characters of William Flying Horse and Alex Rivers can easily be labeled as the good and bad guys in Picture Perfect. However, Jodi Picoult gives each both good and bad qualities which makes the story a little less black and white in many ways.
1) Do you think that William or Alex had a more difficult childhood? Explain.
2) Why does Alex become an actor while William becomes a police officer? Does this make a statement about actors and police officers in general?
3) Analyze the best qualities of Alex and the worst qualities of William.
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