A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Joan Anderson
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12, Low Tide, and Chapter 13, Treading Water.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What strong women inspired Joan to think that she could find a way to replace her broken appliance?
(a) Her mother-in-law and daughters-in-law.
(b) Joan Erickson and Hazel.
(c) The wives of the Cape Cod fishermen.
(d) Her mother, grandmother, and aunt.

2. What did Joan cook for Memorial Day dinner?
(a) Hot dogs and baked beans.
(b) Nothing - she refused to cook.
(c) Hamburgers.
(d) A bouillabaisse.

3. What factors complicated Joan's job for the film crew?
(a) The crew had various dietary preferences.
(b) The crew hated her cooking.
(c) Joan wasn't a skilled cook.
(d) Joan didn't have many cooking utensils at the cottage.

4. At the beginning of Chapter 1, Ebb Tide, what did Joan's husband announce?
(a) That he was taking a job hundreds of miles away.
(b) That he wanted a divorce.
(c) That he had a secret son from a previous romance.
(d) That he had cancer.

5. What made Joan miss her sons at the end of Chapter 5, Water Therapy?
(a) An approaching holiday.
(b) A football game that reminded her of her son's school days.
(c) The young men who work at the fish market.
(d) A phone call from her youngest son.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money did it cost to replace Joan's broken appliance?

2. Why did Joan want to enter the New Year's Day race?

3. What career loss did Joan suffer at the beginning of Chapter 9, Fogged In?

4. Which of the following is not something Joan woke up to the morning after her husband's arrival for Christmas?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 9, Fogged In, how long a walk does Joan begin taking each day?

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