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. How did Nora take care of her nails for many years?

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

3. When does the job of parenting end?

4. What do the contents of Nora's purse most resemble?

5. What is the chapter "Blind as a Bat" and ode to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Nora's thoughts on exercise?

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

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

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

5. What does Nora think of unwanted hairs and hair removal?

6. How does Nora's interest in cookbooks begin?

7. What does Nora's final decision about her new, waterproof, roomy purse do for other women trying to make traditional purses work?

8. What happens to Nora as she throws herself into the culinary arts?

9. What happens when Nora finally gets reading glasses?

10. What is the first stage of parenting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nora finishes her book with the chapter that discusses death. She says that aging is better than the alternative and that there is positive to be found in aging. Living life to its fullest is the best way to live. Enjoying everything as much as you can. Write an essay that supports these sentiments. Write an inspirational essay that encourages both yourself and others to life to the fullest. What does that mean to you? How would you go about executing that plan?

Essay Topic 2

Nora conveys that the older generations, the Baby Boomers, are highly proactive. They are always into the latest craze about health and beauty. Write an essay on the aging Baby Boomers and their effect on society. What have been their greatest contributions and their greatest struggles? Include 3 resources and cite your evidence.

Essay Topic 3

Nora Ephron discusses "The Parenting Movement", which began just before Nora had kids. Write an essay on the past 50 years of the social interpretation of child rearing. If possible, outline the theories that have been offered over time and if they have served parents or not. . Include 3 major researchers and their findings (doctors, psychologists, etc). FInally, end your essay with your own social commentary of parenting What is it that you believe is good advice to follow when raising a child?

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