Paris to the Moon Short Essay - Answer Key

Adam Gopnik
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1. Describe the engraving, Paris to the Moon, that Gopnik and his wife buy in Paris.

The engraving, Paris to the Moon, is bought by Adam and Martha when they arrive in Paris and depicts a train rising on a track from Paris to the moon.

2. According to Gopnik in "Paris to the Moon", how have Americans through the generations regarded Paris?

In the first chapter, Gopnik states that Americans through the generations have regarded Paris as a celestial city and that he was no exception. He had idealized the city since his youth, and during a brief stay there in 1973 he became even more enamored on the city.

3. After Luke is born, what motivates Gopnik to move to Paris sooner rather than later?

After Luke is born, Adam and Martha want to move to Paris sooner rather than later because they view Luke as being more portable as an infant where he will not have such a difficulty adjusting compared to when he is older and in school.

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