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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much did a license for clamming cost Joan?
2. In Chapter 15, Wild and Salty, what did Joan tell Joan Erikson she would miss if she reunited with her husband?
3. What was Hazel's marital state?
4. At the end of the book, where did Joan's husband ask Joan to take him the next morning?
5. How did Joan describe her bicycle?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did a sign in front of the Methodist Church make Joan reflect upon her marriage?
2. What was ironic about how Joan felt once she arrived on the seal island in Chapter 15, Wild and Salty?
3. When Joan's husband mentioned retirement at the beginning of Chapter 14, Safe Harbor, how did his idea of retirement differ from Joan's?
4. What was the Cape Cod general store like, and what did being there help Joan decide about her stay in the community?
5. In Chapter 12, Low Tide, how did reflecting upon the women in her family inspire Joan?
6. What did Joan find several workmen doing at her home upon her return from her bike ride, and what did the fact that her husband was paying for the repairs indicate about him and their marriage?
7. How did Joan's family spend Memorial Day weekend in Chapter 13, Treading Water, and how did Joan make this holiday different than previous holidays?
8. How did Joan ultimately earn the money to fix her broken hot water heater?
9. Who did Joan ask for money to replace her broken hot water heater, and what was his response?
10. How did Joan's acceptance of her body change in Chapter 15, Wild and Salty?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the changes and growth in Joan during her year at Cape Cod. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Joan Anderson's technique of using epigraphs to introduce each chapter in "A Year by the Sea." How did the epigraphs relate to the titles of each chapter? How did the epigraphs relate to the content of each chapter? How did the epigraphs relate to Joan and her life?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the depiction of gender roles in "A Year by the Sea." What characteristics and roles were ascribed to women in the book? What characteristics and roles were ascribed to men in the book? Did the men in the fishing community of Cape Cod treat the women as equals, or did they try to dominate them? Did Joan's husband treat Joan as an equal prior to their year-long separation, or did he try to dominate her? Cite at least three examples from the text to support your conclusions.
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