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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 Nora have imaginary conversations with?
2. What is the name of Nora's new man in her life?
3. How does Nora feel about her declining eyesight?
4. When does the job of parenting end?
5. What has nothing to do with age?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Nora Ephron?
2. What does Nora do while she tries out recipes from her favorite cookbooks?
3. Why does Nora travel to Paris?
4. What does Nora Ephron not like about her neck?
5. What does Nora think of unwanted hairs and hair removal?
6. What types of maintenance are there?
7. What is wrong with Nora Ephron's neck, besides age and what does she wish she would have enjoyed more?
8. What happens to Nora as she throws herself into the culinary arts?
9. Who are the people that move in and that Nora meets in her building and what happens with these relationships?
10. What is the first stage of parenting?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nora talks about her friend Judy and Henry. Judy found a lump on her tongue and only lived for a year while Henry lived until he was eighty-two. Henry had time to prepare, so much so that he had a folder on his desktop that was titled "Exit". Write an essay comparing and contrasting the death experience of Judy and Henry. Write about 5 pros and 5 cons of each? Finally, how would like your life to play out?
Essay Topic 2
Nora talks about many one liners that offer advice, humor, comfort, and are thought provoking in her chapter titled "What I Wish I'd Known" There are no themes. Write an essay on what you wish you'd known about life. Include humorous, comforting, and thought provoking remarks and even some anecdotes. Provide examples of the times where your life could have been different had you known a certain thing - or two.
Essay Topic 3
Every woman wants to look and feel beautiful. For many, it becomes an obsession. In an essay, write about the dangers of becoming obsessed with one's looks. Discuss the element of narcissism that is embedded into America's youth. What defines narcissism and how can it be avoided? Use contemporary examples from the pop world; singers, actors, rock stars, even politicians. How can narcissism become dangerous? Approach your essay psychologically but be sure to include evidence to support your claims.
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