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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 many Oscars does Alex win on the night that Cassie watches the award show with Will?
2. How does Alex find out that Cassie is at the reservation?
3. What does Michaela Snow stop Alex from doing in Chapter Fourteen?
4. Who is Cyrus?
5. Where is Alex scheduled to go to film a movie in Chapter Eighteen?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Alex so comfortable camping in the woods?
2. What most attracts Cassie to Alex?
3. What is William's role in Chapter Nineteen?
4. How does Cassie handle Connor's warnings about Alex?
5. How does the movie premiere make Cassie feel?
6. Is Cassie addicted to Alex?
7. How does Alex and Cassie's relationship begin?
8. What does Cassie learn from Cyrus and Dorothea?
9. Does Cassie make the right decision by giving the father of her child one more chance to prove that he has changed?
10. Is Ophelia a good friend to Cassie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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