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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. Who does Bill lie about that Nora rationalizes away?
2. What do wise people want younger people to do?
3. What does Nora remember about the books that she reads?
4. What city does Nora Ephron move to when she is five years old, but misses home and does not fit in?
5. What did Nora never have while she was at the White House?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nora feel about what happened between Bill and Monica?
2. How does Nora's career in journalism begin?
3. What are the advantages of Nora's neighborhood?
4. What are the advantages of Nora's apartment?
5. What does Nora begin talking about when describing her life in New York?
6. What favorite food does Nora share about?
7. Describe Nora's job at the White House.
8. Describe the way in which Nora share her one liners?
9. What does Nora say about wisdom?
10. What does Nora believe makes a great story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nora talks about advice and how many things a person figures out only after they have already made a mistake. Think of one mistake you have made so far in your life that you have now figured out. How would you have responded differently had you known? Replay the scenario. Take a different side and create an essay in which you learned from your mistake.
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
Nora says that most people would agree that wisdom comes with age. What do you believe? Write an essay on the definition of wisdom, according to the Greeks, and how it is now perceived in Western Culture. Does the West respect the wisdom that comes with age? Do they respect age? Is there any exception to the old adage that wisdom comes from age? Could wisdom come from truthful perception? Write this as an opinion piece and base it on personal experience.
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