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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. Who does Alex take to the Academy Awards?
2. What does Dorothea value about people like Will?
3. What does Cassie receive from Will in Chapter Twenty-Six?
4. Which of the following is NOT something that Alex does for Cassie in Chapter Seventeen as he tries to be an ideal husband?
5. What does Alex teach Cassie to do after he catches her on her wayward horse?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the media coverage impact Cassie and Alex's relationship?
2. Is Cassie addicted to Alex?
3. Does Cassie lead Will on?
4. How does the movie premiere make Cassie feel?
5. Is Will's sun dance similar to the abuse that Cassie takes from Alex?
6. What is William's role in Chapter Nineteen?
7. What most attracts Cassie to Alex?
8. How does Alex and Cassie's relationship begin?
9. Is Cassie at all to blame for her role in the abuse?
10. How does Cassie handle Connor's warnings about Alex?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Memory and prejudice both play important roles in Picture Perfect.
1) Describe how the author uses prejudice to create feelings about certain characters in the novel.
2) Explain how memory or the lack thereof can help to create or reduce prejudice based on examples in the story.
3) Select a minor character from the novel (Connor, Dorothea, Ophelia...) and explain how memory and prejudice play out in the growth or development of that character and their role in the novel.
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