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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. Why is Nora so happy about the cabbage strudel?
2. In what city does Nora Ephron live?
3. What does Nora compare the rapture of a great book to?
4. According to Nora, what does a great story do?
5. What does Nora mention she is unable to finish because so is so enraptured by a book?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Nora say everyone has moments of?
2. Describe Nora's desk environment.
3. Describe the way in which Nora share her one liners?
4. Describe the success that happens on Nora's quest for the cabbage strudel.
5. What have books done for Nora, ever since she was a child?
6. Describe Nora and Bill's relationship in the beginning?
7. How does Nora's career in journalism begin?
8. What favorite food does Nora share about?
9. What happens when Nora sees Bill on TV again?
10. What does Nora begin talking about when describing her life in New York?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Every woman wants to look and feel beautiful. For many, it becomes an obsession. In an essay, write about the dangers of becoming obsessed with one's looks. Discuss the element of narcissism that is embedded into America's youth. What defines narcissism and how can it be avoided? Use contemporary examples from the pop world; singers, actors, rock stars, even politicians. How can narcissism become dangerous? Approach your essay psychologically but be sure to include evidence to support your claims.
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 800 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)