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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 Nora say is easy to do when it comes to advice?
2. Who does Nora save when he gets locked in the nearby Men's room?
3. What political issue does Nora wish Bill would speak out against?
4. What is Nora's neighborhood like?
5. What happens after Nora's first request for cabbage strudel is denied by the owner of Andre's bakery?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Nora say everyone has moments of?
2. What is the relationship that Nora draws between the reader and a diver?
3. What are the advantages of Nora's apartment?
4. How does Nora's career in journalism begin?
5. Why happens one day when JFK walks by Nora one day?
6. Describe Nora's desk environment.
7. Why does Nora believe she was never propositioned by JFK?
8. Why is Nora upset about not being able to find her favorite food since 1982?
9. How does Nora feel about what happened between Bill and Monica?
10. Describe the way in which Nora share her one liners?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Nora says that many books on the subject of aging are in the theme that older is better than younger. Nora boldly states that older is not better than younger. Do you agree with this? Do you agree that people should say "In my day?" Do you believe that it is the day of the younger generation? Give 3 reasons for your beliefs backed by examples from pop culture or American life.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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