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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the Anne and her visitor do in the evening?
(a) Set up a budget
(b) Read
(c) Write
(d) Relax and talk

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

3. The metaphor of dance exquisitely describes the method in which one may approach what?
(a) How to grow young
(b) The unknown and lack of continuity in life
(c) Relationships
(d) How to learn

4. 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 lack of knowledge
(c) The lifespan of a person and demands placed on daily life
(d) The over population of the world

5. What do Anne and her visitor do in the morning?
(a) Sleep
(b) Swim
(c) Work
(d) Walk

6. What does the author say a woman must discover for herself?
(a) Her talents
(b) Her identity
(c) Her intelligence
(d) Whether she wants children

7. How are some of the ways couples forge ahead in the world, according to the author?
(a) Enjoying life and having a great romance
(b) Attaining an education and acquiring knowledge
(c) Getting rich, becoming famous
(d) Attaining a home, career, children

8. How are the bonds of marriage formed?
(a) Working to achieve their united goals
(b) Having children
(c) Having a great love life
(d) Watching television together

9. What does the author say will destroy the beauty and rhythm of the dance?
(a) Treading too heavily or holding too tightly
(b) If the cottage was any smaller
(c) Fighting over a relationship
(d) If they wanted to both shower at the same time

10. Why does the author think at this stage of life a large house is not necessary?
(a) It cost too much money
(b) It has too many memories
(c) The children will move away
(d) It's too much to maintain

11. What does the author say might sacrifice the present in honor of the future?
(a) Trying to put off too many actions
(b) Trying to live in the past
(c) Trying to balance the individual against the whole
(d) Trying to ignore the day and always think about next week

12. What does Anne believe space around an object can do?
(a) Make it look odd
(b) Make it more special
(c) Keep people from touching it
(d) Be very dark

13. To what does the author compare the oyster shell for comfort?
(a) Soft sand
(b) The gentle sun
(c) A pair of old gardening gloves
(d) A feather bed

14. 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 dog has died
(c) Her husband left her
(d) Her children are gone

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Anne say people must do as far as time goes?

2. What does Anne say about a perfect day?

3. How does the visit effect Anne's path?

4. What does the realization of self encourage?

5. By middle age, what does Anne assert most couples are doing?

(see the answer keys)

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