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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Anne afraid of when she is alone and feeling peaceful?
(a) That she will die
(b) That it will end
(c) That she will get angry
(d) Being interrupted by another person

2. What kind of atmosphere between people does a beach create?
(a) Tense
(b) Carefree
(c) Suspicious
(d) Shy

3. What kind of experience does the author say being alone was for her?
(a) Happy
(b) Painful
(c) Lonely
(d) Peaceful

4. What will the moon shell placed on her desk in Connecticut do for the author?
(a) Nothing
(b) Smell bad
(c) Get the desk sandy
(d) It will be a reminder

5. What does the author forget when she's in the city?
(a) The stars
(b) Clean air
(c) Clean water
(d) The rhythm and the pace of the sea

6. What complicates a pure relationship?
(a) Children
(b) Religion
(c) Work
(d) Contact with the world

7. How long does it take Anne to slip into a state of ease?
(a) A few hours
(b) The entire vacation
(c) A week
(d) A few days

8. What does the author suggest people living in society are like?
(a) Waves
(b) Islands
(c) Trees, with branches reaching out to each other
(d) Grains of sand, crowded and gritty

9. To what does the author compare the inner point of the moon shell?
(a) The circle of life
(b) Pregnancy
(c) To a pupil of the eye
(d) A marriage ring

10. What can one-and-only moments bring to one's life?
(a) Much needed respite from daily living
(b) Peace
(c) Danger
(d) Excitment

11. Anne says every relationship seems how, at the beginning?
(a) Glorious
(b) Frustrating
(c) Tense
(d) Simple

12. What does Anne wishes she could do with the cottage?
(a) Remodel it
(b) Paint the rooms
(c) Take it home with her
(d) Change the kitchen sink

13. When does one go wrong in desiring love, according to the author?
(a) When wanting the person with them all the time
(b) When being jealousy
(c) When one wants to keep exclusivity forever
(d) When wanting someone already married

14. Why does she believe people seek meaningless activities when there's nothing to do?
(a) So they don't get bored
(b) To fill the void of time
(c) To keep from remembering something bad
(d) To keep from thinking

15. Why does the author have to rush in the city?
(a) To take her children places
(b) To accomplish myriad tasks
(c) To get ahead
(d) To run her business

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the author's ambitions for the days to come?

2. What does the author consider one of the most important techniques for living?

3. How does the author see the architecture of the channeled whelk?

4. What does the author stress about day to day living?

5. What does the author say is natural and part of the process of life?

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