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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the author say might sacrifice the present in honor of the future?
(a) Trying to ignore the day and always think about next week
(b) Trying to put off too many actions
(c) Trying to balance the individual against the whole
(d) Trying to live in the past
2. What is the relationship of the Argonauta to its shell?
(a) It is the same color as its shell
(b) It is the same shape as its shell
(c) It doesn't have a shell
(d) It is not attached to its shell
3. What does age bring with it, according to the author?
(a) The need for balance
(b) The need for closure
(c) The need to shed things
(d) Painful joints
4. What do Anne and her visitor do in the afternoon?
(d) Physical work
5. What strong lure does the author feel when contemplating the oyster shell?
(a) Parental guidance
(b) Home and family
(c) Romantic love
(d) A new career
6. How does the author see the oyster shell?
(a) Beautiful and delicate
(b) Strange and alien
(c) As a cover for a pearl
(d) Humble, awkward, and ugly
7. What does the author intend to do about the societal implications of age?
(a) Mitigate them
(b) Ignore them
(c) Get rid of them
(d) Survive them
8. What is there little time at home to do, according to the author?
(a) Play golf
(b) Eat a leisurely meal
(c) Walk the dog in the park
(d) Conscious reflection with or without people
9. What does the author plan to do about her life upon returning home?
(a) Pick-up where she left off
(b) Try for more balance
(c) Kick her grown children out
(d) Tell her husband to change
10. What does Anne believe concentrating on the world's problems might do to someone?
(a) Keep them from solving their own problems
(b) Keep their lives in chaos
(c) Keep them from helping individuals
(d) Keep them from having children
11. When one lets go of the past one does one get?
(a) A different present
(b) Peace of mind
(c) A certain freedom
12. How are some of the ways couples forge ahead in the world, according to the author?
(a) Getting rich, becoming famous
(b) Attaining an education and acquiring knowledge
(c) Enjoying life and having a great romance
(d) Attaining a home, career, children
13. What does Anne say one must be aware of in everyday life?
(a) Which path to pursue at home
(b) How to make things happen
(c) The planet and all its inhabitants
(d) The fastest way to complete tasks
14. What does she want to relate to her city life from the beach?
(a) Relate the beach people to the city people
(b) Relate work to play
(c) Relate the shells to cycles
(d) Relate the island paradise to every day life
15. The world is so large and devoid of individuality that the author worries about what?
(a) If it is possible to care sufficiently for the whole
(b) If people are becoming more violent
(c) If people just follow the trends
(d) If life is becoming more difficult
Short Answer Questions
1. What are people expected to know in modern life?
2. What might limit a person's outlook on life?
3. The author asserts that to expect duration in one's life and relationships is what?
4. How much does Anne believe her thoughts at the beach will change her life at home?
5. Why does the author think at this stage of life a large house is not necessary?
This section contains 630 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)