Gift from the Sea Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does the author compare the oyster shell for comfort?
(a) Soft sand
(b) The gentle sun
(c) A pair of old gardening gloves
(d) A feather bed

2. What type of people does the author believe one would be unlikely to be friends with in a city?
(a) A beatnik
(b) A surf bum
(c) An eclectic group
(d) An old hippie

3. What does Anne believe concentrating on the world's problems might do to someone?
(a) Keep them from having children
(b) Keep them from helping individuals
(c) Keep their lives in chaos
(d) Keep them from solving their own problems

4. How do sailors consider the Argonauta shell?
(a) It brings fair weather
(b) It is lucky because they can sell it
(c) It can cause a ship to overturn
(d) It brings death

5. What does the author say the perfect day with her visitor represents?
(a) Being too polite to say no
(b) Being able to ignore someone politely
(c) The give and take of relationships
(d) Being alone when someone is with you

6. What does the author plan to do about her life upon returning home?
(a) Try for more balance
(b) Pick-up where she left off
(c) Kick her grown children out
(d) Tell her husband to change

7. What does Anne say about a perfect day?
(a) They happen all the time
(b) They are impossible
(c) Life is not filled with continuous perfect days
(d) Everyday is perfect

8. How does Anne's feelings change as she prepares to leave the beach?
(a) Melancholy for hope
(b) Happiness for depression
(c) Balance for restlessness
(d) Peace for chaos

9. What is the relationship of the Argonauta to its shell?
(a) It doesn't have a shell
(b) It is the same shape as its shell
(c) It is the same color as its shell
(d) It is not attached to its shell

10. What does Anne say one must be aware of in everyday life?
(a) The planet and all its inhabitants
(b) The fastest way to complete tasks
(c) Which path to pursue at home
(d) How to make things happen

11. How does the visit effect Anne's path?
(a) Does not diminish the path
(b) Makes her work harder
(c) Makes it noisy
(d) Makes it crowded

12. What do most friends in the city do that precludes the answer to question #153?
(a) Work two jobs
(b) Isolate themselves
(c) Go to school long hours
(d) Activities and conversation

13. Why must a new community be created in a middle aged relationship?
(a) Life is slower
(b) To keep it from boredom
(c) The children have left home
(d) The community is much larger

14. When one lets go of the past one does one get?
(a) Peace of mind
(b) A certain freedom
(c) A different present
(d) Nothing

15. The world is so large and devoid of individuality that the author worries about what?
(a) If people just follow the trends
(b) If people are becoming more violent
(c) If life is becoming more difficult
(d) If it is possible to care sufficiently for the whole

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Anne feel as she leaves the sea?

2. By middle age, what does Anne assert most couples are doing?

3. How are some of the ways couples forge ahead in the world, according to the author?

4. How does society deal with middle/late age?

5. What are two ways bonds in marriage are formed?

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