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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens when Alex tries to kiss a little girl on the cheek?
2. Who took William Flying Horse to visit a shaman when he was a child?
3. What type of business did Cassie's parents own growing up?
4. Who is Ophelia?
5. Who is Nick LaRue?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss the importance of the movie that Alex is nominated for an award in.
2. How does the driver, John, represent Alex's life?
3. Why are Herb and Alex surprised at Cassie's angry outburst?
4. How does Alex react to the visit to the pediatric hospital?
5. Why does Alex's wardrobe reduce Cassie to tears in Chapter Five?
6. Describe Alex and Cassie's home in Bel-Air.
7. How does Jane Doe react to waking up in a stranger's car?
8. What do Cassie's lives in Maine, Tanzania and Malibu illustrate in Chapter Five?
9. What is Alex's relationship with his father like?
10. Is Jane Doe or William more vulnerable in Chapter Two?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Control of ones self and the people around one is a key topic in Picture Perfect.
1) Is Alex or Ophelia better at manipulating people?
2) Is Cassie a complete victim?
3) Do you feel sorry for Alex based on the circumstances of his childhood?
Essay Topic 3
Was Cassie wise or foolish to throw the Tylenol out the window and trust in tribal healing beliefs and why? If baby Connor had not gotten better after she threw out the medicine, what impact would that have had on the story? Are the Sioux rituals in the story meant to represent something or are they meant to get the reader to be more open-minded about different belief systems?
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