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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What bakery did Nora used to find her favorite cabbage strudel?
2. What is Nora's response to JFK's question?
3. What does a reader specifically pick out a book in the hopes of doing?
4. Why does Nora think the advice she gives might not be heard?
5. If Nora was propositioned by JFK, what is the one thing she would not have been able to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nora Ephron discusses "The Parenting Movement", which began just before Nora had kids. Write an essay on the past 50 years of the social interpretation of child rearing. If possible, outline the theories that have been offered over time and if they have served parents or not. . Include 3 major researchers and their findings (doctors, psychologists, etc). FInally, end your essay with your own social commentary of parenting What is it that you believe is good advice to follow when raising a child?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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