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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the author see the oyster shell?
(a) Humble, awkward, and ugly
(b) Beautiful and delicate
(c) Strange and alien
(d) As a cover for a pearl
2. Why does the author believe it will be difficult to remember her thoughts from the beach?
(a) Her husband takes up all her time
(b) Life is too hectic at home
(c) One's thoughts and visions begin to fade
(d) They won't be relevant
3. What is difficult for a person in a crowd to do?
(a) Stand out
(b) Get to work on time
(c) Change someone's opinion
(d) Be the boss
4. What type of people does the author believe one would be unlikely to be friends with in a city?
(a) A surf bum
(b) An old hippie
(c) An eclectic group
(d) A beatnik
5. What is the difference between daily living tasks on the island and at home?
(a) There are no tasks on the island
(b) The tasks are quicker in the city
(c) The tasks are pleasurable on the island
(d) There's not enough time on the island
6. What is it acceptable for people to do together on the island?
(a) To give each other desserts
(b) To play volleyball together
(c) To be silent in the presence of another
(d) To lie about who they are
7. When one lets go of the past one does one get?
(b) A certain freedom
(c) Peace of mind
(d) A different present
8. How do sailors consider the Argonauta shell?
(a) It is lucky because they can sell it
(b) It can cause a ship to overturn
(c) It brings fair weather
(d) It brings death
9. In the beginning of a marriage the author says there's little time to do what?
(a) To have children
(b) To have vacations
(c) To travel
(d) To simply enjoy the life being built
10. Why must a new community be created in a middle aged relationship?
(a) The community is much larger
(b) Life is slower
(c) To keep it from boredom
(d) The children have left home
11. How does society deal with middle/late age?
(a) Ignores it
(b) Makes fun of it
(c) Condemns it
(d) Fears it
12. What does the author intend to do about the societal implications of age?
(a) Get rid of them
(b) Survive them
(c) Mitigate them
(d) Ignore them
13. What does Anne say one must be aware of in everyday life?
(a) The fastest way to complete tasks
(b) The planet and all its inhabitants
(c) How to make things happen
(d) Which path to pursue at home
14. What does Anne see as how people seem in modern life?
(a) Much more dishonest
(b) More self-centered
(c) More kind and giving
(d) People tend to become faceless
15. What are two ways bonds in marriage are formed?
(a) Having children and hobbies
(b) Loyalties and shared experiences
(c) Working and praying
(d) Taking care of parents and going to school
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the visit effect Anne's path?
2. What does the author say makes it impossible to stand up for each person in existence?
3. What does Anne say people must do as far as time goes?
4. What does the mother Argonauta do with her shell after the babies hatch?
5. How much does Anne believe her thoughts at the beach will change her life at home?
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