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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Nora feel about her divorces?
2. When was the last time Nora was able to find cabbage strudel?
3. What does Nora believe Bill did as a result of his affair with Monica?
4. How does Nora feel when the story of Bill and Monica comes out?
5. What does one want to have when they are younger and could really use?
Essay Topic 1
What is the Western Standard of Beauty? Where did it originate? Why is it so mesmerizing? Write an essay on how standards of beauty are put into place and the positive and negative consequences of defining beauty in a society, especially young girls. Use at least 3 examples of Western Beauty in your response and back your analysis up with real life examples, case studies, etc.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Nora Ephron gives the reader a short synopsis of her life in the chapter titled, " The Story of My LIfe in 3500 Words or Less". What is the significance of the art of biography? Why do we document our life and our life events? What is to be gained by the reader by studying someone else's life? Use 3 examples of biographies you have researched throughout the unit and talk about how they have made an impact on you. Treat "biography" as a genre and determine its strengths and weaknesses.
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