I Feel Bad About My Neck Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 happens in Nora Ephron's marriage as she is experimenting in the culinary world?

2. What subject does Nora Ephron claim other women do not answer honestly about when asked for their opinion?

3. What profession is Nora Ephron a critically acclaimed success?

4. What age does Nora Ephron appear to be when she tells her anecdotes and stories?

5. What happens to Nora as she exercises?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the premise of Nora Ephron's book "I Feel Bad About My Neck?"

2. What does Nora do while she tries out recipes from her favorite cookbooks?

3. What is the symbolism of Nora's apartment?

4. Describe the premise of the chapter "Blind as a Bat."

5. What does the new purse Nora gets after returning from Paris look like?

6. Who are the people that move in and that Nora meets in her building and what happens with these relationships?

7. What happens after Nora gets a divorce?

8. What does Nora Ephron not like about her neck?

9. What is wrong with Nora Ephron's neck, besides age and what does she wish she would have enjoyed more?

10. Describe the second stage of parenting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Nora Ephron gives the reader a short synopsis of her life in the chapter titled, " The Story of My LIfe in 3500 Words or Less". What is the significance of the art of biography? Why do we document our life and our life events? What is to be gained by the reader by studying someone else's life? Use 3 examples of biographies you have researched throughout the unit and talk about how they have made an impact on you. Treat "biography" as a genre and determine its strengths and weaknesses.

Essay Topic 3

Nora talks about advice and how many things a person figures out only after they have already made a mistake. Think of one mistake you have made so far in your life that you have now figured out. How would you have responded differently had you known? Replay the scenario. Take a different side and create an essay in which you learned from your mistake.

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