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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) In the city the people are rushed
(c) In the city the people are friendly
(d) On the island most people don't have a job

2. Anne says that only by learning the truth and beauty in the individual we can do what?
(a) Not have war
(b) Deal with the whole
(c) Not have crime
(d) Not have to deal with the world

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

4. How does Anne feel as she leaves the sea?
(a) Tushed she has to get home
(b) Tired but peaceful
(c) Nostalgia is already setting in
(d) Happy

5. As far as relationships go, what does the author say is generally not an option?
(a) Finding peace
(b) Getting out easily
(c) Starting a new one with someone else
(d) Returning to the initial stage

6. How does the author see the oyster shell?
(a) As a cover for a pearl
(b) Beautiful and delicate
(c) Strange and alien
(d) Humble, awkward, and ugly

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

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

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

10. As the author prepares to leave the island what saddens about her life at home?
(a) That it can't be lived like on the island
(b) Her children are gone
(c) Her husband left her
(d) Her dog has died

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

12. How does she relate time to the dance?
(a) Clinging to a step is the past, going too fast is the future
(b) Dancing hard is hanging onto the past
(c) Dancing apart is walking in different times
(d) Not dancing is being in the now

13. For what was the Argonauta named?
(a) Jason's ship as he searched for the golden fleece
(b) Nothing in particular
(c) The Roman God of the sea
(d) An old Latin term

14. How much does Anne believe her thoughts at the beach will change her life at home?
(a) It will be like a new beginning
(b) It will change her so much her husband won't like it
(c) Not very much
(d) It will be very slow, but thorough change

15. How does society deal with middle/late age?
(a) Ignores it
(b) Fears it
(c) Condemns it
(d) Makes fun of it

Short Answer Questions

1. How do sailors consider the Argonauta shell?

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

3. What does the author say acceptance of pain as growth potential do?

4. What has changed in the modern life as far as community goes?

5. The author asserts that to expect duration in one's life and relationships is what?

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