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. What does the author say makes it impossible to stand up for each person in existence?
(a) The lack of heart and soul
(b) The over population of the world
(c) The lack of knowledge
(d) The lifespan of a person and demands placed on daily life

2. What does Anne believe is not her responsibility to do?
(a) To raise her grandchildren
(b) To help her neighbors
(c) Embrace the entire world
(d) To visit the sick

3. How does the structure of the oyster shell appear?
(a) Evenly spaced
(b) Sprawling and uneven
(c) Intricate and planned
(d) It has no structure

4. What does the mother Argonauta do with her shell after the babies hatch?
(a) Leaves it and swims away
(b) Eats it
(c) Gives it to her mate
(d) The children take it with them

5. What will she use to remind her of the island at home?
(a) A journal
(b) The photos she took
(c) Her shells
(d) The letters she wrote home

6. What best describes Anne's feelings towards middle age?
(a) Depression
(b) Optimism
(c) Happiness
(d) Acceptence and regret

7. Why does Anne say about the tasks at home and time?
(a) Her husband helps her
(b) They are fun with her children
(c) They eat up valuable time
(d) They are quick and easy

8. How do the two function in the small cottage?
(a) As a dance
(b) They fight about who cooks
(c) They keep knocking into each other
(d) They sleep in shifts

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

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

11. What might limit a person's outlook on life?
(a) Trying to stay as simple in the city as on the island
(b) Looking for easy answers
(c) Not being open to complexity
(d) Looking for simplicity, inner integrity and fuller relationships

12. What are people expected to know in modern life?
(a) How to raise children
(b) How to be a good spouse
(c) How to earn money
(d) About everything that goes on

13. What types of habits does the daily life of marriage have?
(a) Strong and weak
(b) Work and play
(c) Feminine and masculine
(d) Good and bad

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

15. In the beginning of a marriage the author says there's little time to do what?
(a) To have vacations
(b) To have children
(c) To simply enjoy the life being built
(d) To travel

Short Answer Questions

1. When one lets go of the past one does one get?

2. What stage of life does the author say the oyster shell best represents?

3. For what was the Argonauta named?

4. What does the author say each person must develop on his/her own?

5. Why does the author think at this stage of life a large house is not necessary?

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