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 item does Nora often lose?

2. According to Nora Ephron, what does every woman want?

3. What subject does Nora Ephron provide humorous insight into?

4. What is the single ingredient that must be left out of every kitchen?

5. What does Nora claim that the obsession with maintenance of physical appearance is trying to ultimately do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the second stage of parenting?

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

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

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

5. What happens after Nora gets a divorce?

6. What kind of a job is parenting?

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

8. What are Nora's thoughts on exercise?

9. What happens when Nora finally gets reading glasses?

10. What does Nora not like about her own purse?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Nora talks about many one liners that offer advice, humor, comfort, and are thought provoking in her chapter titled "What I Wish I'd Known" There are no themes. Write an essay on what you wish you'd known about life. Include humorous, comforting, and thought provoking remarks and even some anecdotes. Provide examples of the times where your life could have been different had you known a certain thing - or two.

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