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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 does Nora's cooking style change?
2. What is a cook's style very similar to?
3. What kind of maintenance overwhelms Nora?
4. According to Nora, what did parents need to do once the "The Parenting Movement" began?
5. What topic does Nora think each women struggles with all on their own?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the symbolism of Nora's apartment?
2. What does Nora think of unwanted hairs and hair removal?
3. Describe how Nora views her apartment in the beginning?
4. What does Nora do while she tries out recipes from her favorite cookbooks?
5. Describe the second stage of parenting?
6. How does Nora's interest in cookbooks begin?
7. What does the new purse Nora gets after returning from Paris look like?
8. What is wrong with Nora Ephron's neck, besides age and what does she wish she would have enjoyed more?
9. What are Nora's thoughts on exercise?
10. Who is Nora Ephron?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nora and her friend go to Paris, the heart of the fashion world. Write an essay on the fashion icons who came from Paris such as Sonia Rykiel, Coco Chanel, and Jeanne Lanvin. Why is fashion so coveted? Why is it an art form? Why is Paris so coveted for fashion? What is its lure and insight into fashion? How does fashion influence world issues? What did the fashion icons give the world as a result of their inspiration?
Essay Topic 2
Nora describes the feeling of reading and finishing a book as the feeling of being a deep sea diver, coming up to the surface and needing to decompress or else running the risk of getting "the bends". Write a critical book review of your favorite novel, one that made you feel the rapture Nora speaks of. Discuss character, plot, climax, and resolution. If you have not felt that type of rapture, write an essay on what you imagine that feeling to be like, using the diver analogy. Make sure you take a critical, academic approach to the book review so that the reader is drawn in, much like they are in a novel.
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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