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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 one want to have when they are younger and could really use?
2. How does Nora handle Bill's lies regarding Gennifer?
3. According to Nora, what does a great story do?
4. What does Nora believe Bill did as a result of his affair with Monica?
5. What form of literature does Nora say can place her in rapture?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nora's career in journalism begin?
2. What favorite food does Nora share about?
3. Why is Nora upset about not being able to find her favorite food since 1982?
4. What does Nora begin talking about when describing her life in New York?
5. What are the advantages of Nora's neighborhood?
6. Why does Nora believe she was never propositioned by JFK?
7. Describe the way in which Nora share her one liners?
8. What are the advantages of Nora's apartment?
9. What event leads to Nora's personal story of being an intern at the White House while JFK was President?
10. What does Nora believe makes a great story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nora conveys that the older generations, the Baby Boomers, are highly proactive. They are always into the latest craze about health and beauty. Write an essay on the aging Baby Boomers and their effect on society. What have been their greatest contributions and their greatest struggles? Include 3 resources and cite your evidence.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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