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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 form of literature does Nora say can place her in rapture?
2. What does Nora question in regarding to her time with Bill?
3. How long was Nora married to her first husband?
4. Which "Bill" is Nora referring to in the chapter "Me and Bill?"
5. What does one want to have when they are younger and could really use?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Nora and Bill's relationship in the beginning?
2. Why does Nora believe she was never propositioned by JFK?
3. Describe the way in which Nora share her one liners?
4. Why happens one day when JFK walks by Nora one day?
5. What does Nora believe makes a great story?
6. What happens when Nora sees Bill on TV again?
7. Describe the success that happens on Nora's quest for the cabbage strudel.
8. Who are the two people that greatly influenced Nora in her life?
9. What does Nora say about wisdom?
10. What have books done for Nora, ever since she was a child?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nora talks about falling in love with an apartment as part of her recovery from a broken marriage. She makes her surroundings something she loves so as to help her cope with the loss of love in her life. This action is almost literature based. Write an essay on pieces of classical literature that mirror this exact sentiment. Find 3 examples and find evidence within the prose to discuss in your analysis.
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
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.
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