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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. How do friends and staff treat Cassie upon her return?
2. Where does Will take Cassie in Chapter Twenty?
3. Why do Cassie and Alex plan to marry on the movie set?
4. What is the title of the screenplay that Cassie thinks will help Alex?
5. What star formation does the Indian legend in Chapter Twenty discuss?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is Cassie happy when she returns to the US to live with Alex in his mansion?
2. What is William's role in Chapter Nineteen?
3. What most attracts Cassie to Alex?
4. Does Cassie lead Will on?
5. Is Ophelia a good friend to Cassie?
6. Is Dorothea prejudiced towards white people?
7. How does the movie premiere make Cassie feel?
8. How does the media coverage impact Cassie and Alex's relationship?
9. Describe Cyrus.
10. How does Cassie handle Connor's warnings about Alex?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The settings in Picture Perfect are many and they vary greatly: from a graveyard to a Bel-air mansion, to a sweat lodge on a Sioux reservation, to a dig in Africa. Cassie and the other characters seem to inhabit a number of different worlds. Select three of the settings in the story. For each, describe which characters are most and least comfortable there (or would be), what that venue represents to the story and to Cassie, and why you believe the author chose to include it.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Cassie tells the story with a surprising amount of sympathy towards her abuser.
1) Explain which character in Picture Perfect would give a most accurate description of the events? The least?
2) What other storytelling perspective (third person, journal entries) or character would give the most dramatically different rendition of events and why?
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