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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What do wise people want younger people to do?
(a) Take advice.
(b) Become mentors.
(c) Write about advice.
(d) Dispense advice.
2. What medical condition does Nora equate to from spending too much time enjoying a great book?
(b) The bends.
(d) Manic depression.
3. What does Nora say everyone experiences?
(a) Those moments where they wish they would have known something.
(b) A moment of clarity that they did not act on.
(c) Good advice that was not taken.
(d) Bad advice from well meaning people.
4. What does a reader specifically pick out a book in the hopes of doing?
5. What is the tragedy of lost food, according to Nora?
(a) It is only a matter of finding, but the finding is challenging.
(b) It becomes only a memory.
(c) It is something that average cooks cannot replicate.
(d) It destroys one's love affair with food.
6. Why can't Nora hear the question that JFK asks her directly?
(a) Because The Speaker of the House answers JFK first.
(b) Because Nora is too star struck.
(c) Because of the noise of the heliocopter.
(d) Because someone is talking over her.
7. According to Nora, what does a great story do?
(a) Provides distraction from their everyday life.
(b) Causes them to forget their life.
(c) Helps to unravel and solve their own problems.
(d) Pulls the reader in and takes them off in their imagination.
8. Which "Bill" is Nora referring to in the chapter "Me and Bill?"
(a) Bill Clinton.
(b) Bill Buckley.
(c) Bill Cosby.
(d) Bill Gates.
9. What does Nora remember about the books that she reads?
(a) The characters.
(b) The problems of her life she is reminded of.
(c) The intriguing plot.
(d) Where she was when she read them.
10. What is the good that comes of Nora's husband's affair while she is pregnant?
(a) Nora realizes she loves her child.
(b) Nora finds a new man.
(c) Nora has a swift divorce.
(d) Nora realizes the value of fiction.
11. What did Nora's mother die of?
(b) An overdose of sleeping pills.
(c) Heart disease.
12. What does Nora say comes with age?
13. In what city does Nora Ephron live?
(a) New York City.
(c) Los Angeles.
14. What does the story of Nora and JFK bring reality to?
(a) The marriage between John and Jackie.
(b) The glamour and public intrigue of the White House.
(c) Nora's own personal problems.
(d) The trying times of the 1960's.
15. How far along was Nora in her pregnancy when she learns that her second husband is in love with another woman?
(a) Seven months.
(b) Three months.
(c) Six months.
(d) Nine months.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many times does Nora enter her own kitchen?
2. What political issue does Nora wish Bill would speak out against?
3. What bakery did Nora used to find her favorite cabbage strudel?
4. How does Nora describe herself as she sits in front of her computer?
5. What did Nora never have while she was at the White House?
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