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 body part does Nora share how she most deeply feels in the opening of the book?

2. How does Nora's cooking style change?

3. What kind of laws change as Nora is living in her new apartment?

4. What did Nora used to do to be rid of unwanted hairs?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the second stage of parenting?

2. What is the third stage of parenting?

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

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

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

6. What is happening to Nora's eyesight and what is she having trouble doing?

7. What happens when Nora finally gets reading glasses?

8. What types of maintenance are there?

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

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

Essay Topics

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 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 Ephron talks about losing her eyesight and being frustrated because she finds it increasingly difficult to read. Write an essay on the power of literacy. In what ways does literacy affect our entire life? From communication, to obtaining a job, to understanding a political action, to having an informed opinion, or simply in understanding the world around you, there are so many ways literacy is part of daily life. Discuss 3 ways that literacy has changed your life. Describe how and why literacy is so necessary. Be sure to include at least 3 examples in your response.

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