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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How had Joan spent Labor Days prior to her year alone by the sea?
(a) Doing housework.
(b) Visiting her in-laws.
(c) Organizing family picnics.
(d) Watching tv.
2. As Joan let sand flow through her fingers in Chapter 15, Wild and Salty, what did the sand symbolize to her?
(a) Dirt that she had to sweep out of her mind, heart, and life.
(b) Nature and the outdoors.
(d) Her limitless future.
3. What factors complicated Joan's first day of clamming?
(a) Joan's fever and shortage of tools.
(b) High winds, a heavy mist, and Joan's inexperience.
(c) Joan's fear of drowning or falling while searching for clams.
(d) A clam shortage and a rainstorm.
4. In Chapter 12, Low Tide, what appliance in Joan's cottage broke?
(a) The hot water heater.
(b) The refrigerator.
(c) The dishwasher.
(d) The washing machine.
5. In Chapter 11, Ebb and Flow, who came to Cape Cod to shoot a film?
(a) Joan's older son.
(c) Joan's nephew.
(d) A famous Hollywood producer.
6. What outfit did Joan wear to greet her husband in Chapter 16, Port of Call?
(a) A tailored gray wool suit and black boots.
(b) A red evening gown and heels.
(c) Jeans and a black linen blazer.
(d) A bathing suit and towel.
7. What did Joan think the task of an unfinished woman was?
(a) To become finished.
(b) To become artistic.
(c) To stop living for others.
(d) To acknowledge her life as a work in progress.
8. How many buckets of clams did Joan set as her goal for her first day of clamming?
9. How did Joan describe her bicycle?
(a) As a workhorse with large tires and a rusting chain.
(b) As a showpiece with a fancy horn and a big basket.
(c) As a thrift store model with chipped paint.
(d) As a racer with sleek lines and a fast speed.
10. Who was Hazel?
(a) An old friend of Joan.
(b) Joshua Cahoon's wife.
(c) Joan's daughter-in-law.
(d) Joan's cousin.
11. What beverage did Joan buy at the general store?
(b) Bottled water.
(c) Iced tea.
(d) A diet cola.
12. What did the sign in front of the Methodist Church make Joan wonder about herself?
(a) If she needed to treat others more nicely.
(b) If she needed to forgive more.
(c) If she had been indifferent about her life and her marriage.
(d) If she needed to love more.
13. Who advised Joan to dig for clams to earn the money to replace her broken appliance?
(a) Joan Erickson.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Joshua Cahoon.
14. What did one of the party guests do to Joan's husband's tie?
(a) Threw it into the lobster tank.
(b) Wore it as a headband.
(c) Threw it into the sea.
(d) Cut it off with a pair of scissors.
15. Why did Joan decide not to write in her journal on the seal island?
(a) She had a low supply of paper.
(b) She did not want to miss a single thing.
(c) She was tired of writing and was thinking of changing jobs.
(d) She had a low supply of ink.
Short Answer Questions
1. What disappointed Joan about her visit with Joan Erickson's cousin?
2. What kind of footwear did Joan wear to the island in Chapter 15, Wild and Salty?
3. How did Joan think the seals had influenced her life?
4. How much did a license for clamming cost Joan?
5. Who applauded Joan's job of clamming?
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