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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. How does Nora feel when the story of Bill and Monica comes out?
2. What newspaper is Nora given the change to write for, realizing her dream of being a journalist at the age of twenty-two?
3. What is the biggest pro to living in a small apartment in New York?
4. What does Nora cause the reader to think about as they read about where she lives?
5. What does one want to have when they are younger and could really use?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Nora say about wisdom?
2. What is the point of discussing a lost food?
3. What happens to Nora when she is seven months pregnant that changes the course of her life entirely?
4. How does Nora feel about what happened between Bill and Monica?
5. Describe Nora's job at the White House.
6. What does Nora begin talking about when describing her life in New York?
7. What are the advantages of Nora's apartment?
8. What is Nora's problem in college?
9. Describe Nora's desk environment.
10. What does Nora say everyone has moments of?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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 talks about many one liners that offer advice, humor, comfort, and are thought provoking in her chapter titled "What I Wish I'd Known" There are no themes. Write an essay on what you wish you'd known about life. Include humorous, comforting, and thought provoking remarks and even some anecdotes. Provide examples of the times where your life could have been different had you known a certain thing - or two.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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