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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 is Cyrus?
2. In Chapter Sixteen, what does Cassie realize that she forgot to bring to Tanzania?
3. What does Alex tell Cassie that his father did when they have dinner in his tent in Tanzania?
4. What is the subject of the screenplay that Cassie thinks is perfect for Alex?
5. What does Cassie see Alex as in the dreams where Connor warns her about making a mistake?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is Cassie at all to blame for her role in the abuse?
2. How does Alex and Cassie's relationship begin?
3. Is Will's sun dance similar to the abuse that Cassie takes from Alex?
4. What is William's role in Chapter Nineteen?
5. What does Cassie learn from Cyrus and Dorothea?
6. What most attracts Cassie to Alex?
7. Is Dorothea prejudiced towards white people?
8. Why is Alex so comfortable camping in the woods?
9. Is Cassie an honest person?
10. Does Cassie lead Will on?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain how Cassie, Alex and Will each identify themselves within the world around them. Be sure to consider the venues they choose to live in, or not live in.
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
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.
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