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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 does most of the advice that Nora offers fall under the umbrella of?
2. What is Nora's job in the White House?
3. What does Nora do with the classics?
4. What is the name of the woman who admits to having an affair with JFK?
5. What did Nora never have while she was at the White House?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Nora say everyone has moments of?
2. What are the advantages of Nora's neighborhood?
3. Why is Nora upset about not being able to find her favorite food since 1982?
4. What are the advantages of Nora's apartment?
5. Describe Nora's job at the White House.
6. What favorite food does Nora share about?
7. What is the point of discussing a lost food?
8. How does Nora's career in journalism begin?
9. What does Nora say about wisdom?
10. What political issue makes Nora unwilling to support Bill?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Nora Ephron talks about the glamour and public intrigue with the Kennedy White House. It was deemed the time of "Camelot". America has a love affair with fame. Fame sometimes serves as a justification for living. Write an essay on the reality of fame, public intrigue, and glamour. Refer to 3 contemporary "stars" and how fame and fortune have affected their life, either for good or for not. Explain how public people often have to protect their private life and how fame might just be an illusion to happiness.
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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