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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 does Alex teach Cassie to do after he catches her on her wayward horse?
2. What does the prenuptial agreement between Alex and Cassie specify?
3. What ritual does Will perform after Alex comes to take Cassie home from the reservation?
4. Who does Alex take to the Academy Awards?
5. What is the title of the screenplay that Cassie thinks will help Alex?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Cyrus.
2. How does Cassie's pregnancy affect her feelings for Alex?
3. Does Cassie make the right decision by giving the father of her child one more chance to prove that he has changed?
4. How does the media coverage impact Cassie and Alex's relationship?
5. What most attracts Cassie to Alex?
6. Why is Alex so comfortable camping in the woods?
7. Is Will's sun dance similar to the abuse that Cassie takes from Alex?
8. Is Dorothea prejudiced towards white people?
9. Is Cassie an honest person?
10. Is Will looking after his own best interests by hiding Cassie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The symbolism of Alex having a hole in his heart is a very strong metaphor.
1) Use the movies that Alex chooses to star in to analyze this character's motives and goals.
2) Explain what would be lost from the novel if the scene at the pediatric hospital was not included.
3) How does Alex attempt to fill the hole in his heart?
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
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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