A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Joan Anderson
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 5, Water Therapy, who invites Joan to have a glass of wine and talk?
(a) Joan Erickson.
(b) Her neighbor.
(c) Her coworkers at the fish market.
(d) Joshua Cahoon.

2. Approximately how many other runners showed up with Joan to participate in the New Year's Day race?
(a) One hundred.
(b) Fifty.
(c) Eighty.
(d) Two hundred.

3. What lesson did the seals teach Joan?
(a) That she needed to swim more.
(b) That she needed to be in the sea more.
(c) That she needed to interact with animals more.
(d) That she needed to live like a child again and enjoy life.

4. How many Christmas cards did Joan send during her year alone at the cottage?
(a) One hundred.
(b) Six.
(c) Three dozen.
(d) None.

5. How old was Joan Erickson when Joan met her?
(a) Eighty.
(b) Sixty-three.
(c) Seventy-five.
(d) Ninety-two.

6. How did Joan's husband see his primary role in their marriage?
(a) As the victim of Joan's nagging.
(b) As Joan's protector.
(c) As breadwinner.
(d) As an equal partner.

7. Once Joan's husband left in Chapter 1, Ebb Tide, how did Joan react?
(a) She rejoiced.
(b) She begged him to come back.
(c) She became afraid.
(d) She cried.

8. Where did Joan and her husband meet?
(a) Harvard.
(b) Columbia.
(c) Yale.
(d) Penn State.

9. In Chapter 6, Waves of Truth, how many years had passed since Joan's sons had spent Christmas with her?
(a) Eight.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

10. When did Nickerson's Fish Market close for the winter?
(a) At the end of December.
(b) At Thanksgiving.
(c) At Christmas.
(d) At the beginning of January.

11. What did Joan's husband think when Joan made an angel in the snow?
(a) That she had changed and become more free.
(b) That she would freeze after laying in the cold, wet snow.
(c) That she was funny.
(d) That she was childish.

12. Who called Joan the evening after she returned from the seal island?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her sister.
(d) Joshua Cahoon.

13. Which of the following items was not something Joan brought with her when she visited the seal island?
(a) Sunglasses.
(b) Peanut butter.
(c) A sweater.
(d) A stale bagel.

14. Who voided Joan's many mistakes at the fish market cash register?
(a) The market owner's wife.
(b) A female coworker.
(c) The market owner.
(d) Joan E.

15. Who did Joan ask to take her in his boat to the seal island?
(a) Her oldest son.
(b) The fish market owner.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Joshua Cahoon.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 3, Seal Sense Analysis, who gave Joan some clams he had dug up?

2. What wall decoration from New Mexico made Joan think she was at a crossroads in her life?

3. Why did Joan want a job at the fish market?

4. When Joan's father died, which relative angered Joan by not attending his funeral?

5. In Chapter 6, Waves of Truth, why did Joan think women looked exhausted as the holidays approached?

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