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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. If Nora was propositioned by JFK, what is the one thing she would not have been able to do?
2. What bakery did Nora used to find her favorite cabbage strudel?
3. What does Nora savor after she has found the strudel?
4. What newspaper is Nora given the change to write for, realizing her dream of being a journalist at the age of twenty-two?
5. Where did Nora claim her time was spent while she was at the White House?
Short Essay Questions
1. What favorite food does Nora share about?
2. Why is Nora upset about not being able to find her favorite food since 1982?
3. Describe Nora and Bill's relationship in the beginning?
4. How does Nora feel about what happened between Bill and Monica?
5. What is the point of discussing a lost food?
6. Describe the success that happens on Nora's quest for the cabbage strudel.
7. What is Nora's problem in college?
8. Describe Nora's job at the White House.
9. What is the theme of the chapter?
10. Describe the way in which Nora share her one liners?
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 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
Nora Ephron was greatly inspired by chefs, namely Julia Child, Michael Fields, and Lee Bailey. She was inspired so much that she changed her personal style. She often had imaginary relationships with those she admired, which caused her to make drastic changes in her own life. Write an essay on the power of inspiration through mentorship. You may do this through a personal narrative, perhaps an experience you had, or by writing a biography on inspirational figures like Julia Child and the work she did which inspired others to utilize their own gifts. Be sure to write your narrative in an analytic fashion and tie it into the book by using 3 excerpts in your essay.
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