A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman Test | Final 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. What disappointed Joan about her visit with Joan Erickson's cousin?
(a) She found Joan Erickson's cousin dull.
(b) She had hoped for a shorter visit.
(c) She had hoped for a longer visit.
(d) She didn't learn anything about herself.

2. Which of the following was not something that Joan thought would help her maintain her new self if she reunited with her husband?
(a) Laughing and risking adventures.
(b) Playing hostess to her husband and his friends.
(c) Generating new ideas.
(d) Sipping coffee by the shore.

3. Who advised Joan to dig for clams to earn the money to replace her broken appliance?
(a) Joan Erickson.
(b) Joshua Cahoon.
(c) Hazel.
(d) Her husband.

4. What snack did the bartender put out without charge for Joan's party for her husband?
(a) A cheese ball and crackers.
(b) Tortilla chips and salsa.
(c) Mixed nuts.
(d) A tray of veggies and dip.

5. On what did men sit while drinking coffee outside the general store?
(a) Milk cartons.
(b) Old church pews.
(c) Wrought iron enches.
(d) Rocking chairs.

6. What did Joan find workmen doing at her cottage upon her return from the general store?
(a) Putting up a new picket fence.
(b) Replacing her garage door.
(c) Painting her house.
(d) Repairing her roof.

7. Who applauded Joan's job of clamming?
(a) Joan's husband.
(b) Hazel.
(c) The fish market owner's wife.
(d) Joan Erickson.

8. What kind of party did Joan throw for her husband in Chapter 16, Port of Call?
(a) A birthday party.
(b) A welcome party.
(c) A change-of-life party.
(d) An anniversary party.

9. Under what conditions did Joan decide she could let her husband return home?
(a) If he agreed to let her remain at Cape Cod.
(b) If he begged her forgiveness for his past selfishness.
(c) If they collaborated & it wasn't just a matter of convenience.
(d) If he quit his job.

10. What did Hazel do for a living?
(a) She was an ophthalmologist.
(b) She was an attorney.
(c) She was an accountant.
(d) She was a pediatrician.

11. While riding her bicycle in Chapter 14, Safe Harbor, with whom did Joan wonder if she could ever share a bike ride?
(a) Hazel.
(b) Joan Erikson.
(c) Her oldest son and his wife.
(d) Her husband.

12. Which of the following statements was not something Joan's husband said when she called to ask him if he could help her pay for the broken appliance?
(a) She should have been living with him as he had planned.
(b) She could ask one of her fishermen friends for the money.
(c) She had overtaxed the appliance.
(d) He could give her the money right away.

13. Where did Joan Erickson tell Joan A. was the only place to find answers about herself?
(a) From her physician.
(b) From her friends.
(c) In her own heart.
(d) From her family.

14. With which Greek goddess did Joan feel an affinity when she swam with the seals in Chapter 15, Wild and Salty?
(a) Hecate.
(b) Athena.
(c) Aphrodite.
(d) Demeter.

15. What did the sign in front of the Methodist Church make Joan wonder about herself?
(a) If she needed to forgive more.
(b) If she needed to treat others more nicely.
(c) If she needed to love more.
(d) If she had been indifferent about her life and her marriage.

Short Answer Questions

1. How tall was Joan's husband?

2. What did Joan Erikson say in Chapter 15, Wild and Salty, would be giving away some of Joan's strength?

3. What action made the clams spit, i.e. make holes in the sand that revealed where they were?

4. How had Joan spent Labor Days prior to her year alone by the sea?

5. In Chapter 12, Low Tide, what appliance in Joan's cottage broke?

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