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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has happened in New York that does not detour Nora Ephron from living there?
2. According to Nora, what is a small but valued plus to living in New York City?
3. How does Nora feel about her divorces?
4. Who does Bill lie about that Nora rationalizes away?
5. Where did Nora claim her time was spent while she was at the White House?
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 Ephron talks about losing her eyesight and being frustrated because she finds it increasingly difficult to read. Write an essay on the power of literacy. In what ways does literacy affect our entire life? From communication, to obtaining a job, to understanding a political action, to having an informed opinion, or simply in understanding the world around you, there are so many ways literacy is part of daily life. Discuss 3 ways that literacy has changed your life. Describe how and why literacy is so necessary. Be sure to include at least 3 examples in your response.
Essay Topic 3
Nora says that many books on the subject of aging are in the theme that older is better than younger. Nora boldly states that older is not better than younger. Do you agree with this? Do you agree that people should say "In my day?" Do you believe that it is the day of the younger generation? Give 3 reasons for your beliefs backed by examples from pop culture or American life.
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