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. Where in New York do Nora and Nick find a new apartment after Apthorp?

2. What does Nora surrounding herself with something she loves, like her apartment, help her cope with?

3. What helps most people become inspired to cook?

4. What does Nora Ephon do so that others do not have to witness her aging body?

5. What does Nora want to happen even though she does not like to exercise?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Nora claim affects people more than anything else?

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

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

4. What does Nora think of manicures?

5. What kind of a job is parenting?

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

7. What are Nora's thoughts on exercise?

8. What is significant about Lee Bailey?

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

10. What happens when Nora finally gets reading glasses?

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

In the chapter titled "Le Strudel Perdu" Nora discusses the topic of loss through a very vivid description of cabbage strudel and her quest to find it after one of her favorite Hungarian bakeries closes. Nora discusses the idea of loss and the infinite quest to look for what gave you joy that is now gone forever. Write an essay about a significant loss in your life, on that you had to let go of the outcome of in order to heal. Perhaps your loss ended joyfully. Maybe it did not. Connect 3 of Nora's points on loss and letting go in your own essay, interlacing her narrative in with yours.

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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