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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Anne say is valid as far as one-and-only moments?
(a) They're valid if carefully controlled
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(c) They're valid for the first five years
(d) They're valid for children

2. What does the author stress about day to day living?
(a) With the right attitude, it's fun
(b) It is boring
(c) It can be wonderful all the time
(d) It's work and life is not a beach

3. During the second week at the sea what returns to Anne?
(a) Her tan from last year
(b) Her children
(c) Her husband
(d) The ability to think

4. What effect does solitude have on people?
(a) Enlightenment
(b) different for each individual
(c) Boredom
(d) Lonliness

5. What does multiplicity in life lead to, according to the author?
(a) An interesting life
(b) Fragmentation
(c) Being tired all the time
(d) Anger

6. According to the author, what is seen as failure in a relationship?
(a) To stay together too long
(b) To not have children
(c) To not maintain the original pattern
(d) To break up

7. What does being alone generally suggest in this society?
(a) That one is rejected if alone
(b) That one is special
(c) That one is from outer space
(d) That one is a genius

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

9. What would happen if one chose to embrace one-and-only moments all the time?
(a) There's be no room for others
(b) It would be too chaotic
(c) It would get boring
(d) It would be frustrating

10. What does the author believe most people need?
(a) Children
(b) Love
(c) Friendship
(d) Aloneness

11. What removes the desire to think or read within Anne?
(a) The exercise from swimming
(b) The nice people around her
(c) The solitude and serenity of the ocean
(d) The sun making her sleepy

12. Who preached against the dangers of multiplicity in the third century?
(a) Artisimis
(b) Sophie
(c) Bethel
(d) Plotinus

13. What pains and amuses the author about married women and the church?
(a) They don't have time for church
(b) They can't become priests
(c) They have to sit with their husbands
(d) Married women are rarely canonized

14. How does the author view being alone for two weeks?
(a) It presents a challenge
(b) As boring
(c) As a spiritual step to sainthood
(d) As a wonderful vacation

15. What does she do with the books she has stashed in the bag?
(a) She studies them and writes in them
(b) They remain unread
(c) She did not bring any books with her
(d) She reads them at night

Short Answer Questions

1. The author says if the shells she finds and writes about are lined up across the top of her desk, they can represent what?

2. How does Anne decorate her beach cottage?

3. At the beach, what is the first thing the author changes about herself?

4. To what does the author equate shedding insincerity?

5. What is Anne's main goal?

(see the answer keys)

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