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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What makes people seem different on the island from people in the city?
(a) On the island one sees each person as unique
(b) On the island most people don't have a job
(c) In the city the people are friendly
(d) In the city the people are rushed
2. What does Anne see as how people seem in modern life?
(a) Much more dishonest
(b) People tend to become faceless
(c) More kind and giving
(d) More self-centered
3. What does the author say each person must develop on his/her own?
(a) One's own personality
(b) One's own beliefs
(c) One's own attitudes
(d) One's own talents
4. What stage of life does the author say the oyster shell best represents?
(a) Old age
(b) The middle years
5. Why does Anne say about the tasks at home and time?
(a) They are fun with her children
(b) They are quick and easy
(c) They eat up valuable time
(d) Her husband helps her
6. What is the relationship of the Argonauta to its shell?
(a) It doesn't have a shell
(b) It is not attached to its shell
(c) It is the same color as its shell
(d) It is the same shape as its shell
7. When one lets go of the past one does one get?
(a) Peace of mind
(c) A different present
(d) A certain freedom
8. What does the author say acceptance of pain as growth potential do?
(a) Will grant peace
(b) Will enable growth faster
(c) Will make the clock less significant
(d) Will give happiness
9. The author asserts that to expect duration in one's life and relationships is what?
10. What is the difference between daily living tasks on the island and at home?
(a) There's not enough time on the island
(b) There are no tasks on the island
(c) The tasks are pleasurable on the island
(d) The tasks are quicker in the city
11. What might limit a person's outlook on life?
(a) Looking for simplicity, inner integrity and fuller relationships
(b) Not being open to complexity
(c) Trying to stay as simple in the city as on the island
(d) Looking for easy answers
12. What do Anne and her visitor do in the morning?
13. What does she want to relate to her city life from the beach?
(a) Relate the beach people to the city people
(b) Relate the shells to cycles
(c) Relate the island paradise to every day life
(d) Relate work to play
14. What does the author intend to do about the societal implications of age?
(a) Survive them
(b) Mitigate them
(c) Ignore them
(d) Get rid of them
15. What does the author say the perfect day with her visitor represents?
(a) Being alone when someone is with you
(b) The give and take of relationships
(c) Being too polite to say no
(d) Being able to ignore someone politely
Short Answer Questions
1. To what does the author compare the oyster shell for comfort?
2. How does the author see the oyster shell?
3. Why does the author think at this stage of life a large house is not necessary?
4. Anne says that only by learning the truth and beauty in the individual we can do what?
5. What do Anne and her visitor do in the afternoon?
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