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

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

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

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

5. How does the author use shells in relation to life?
(a) To think about death
(b) To demonstrate love
(c) To show wonder
(d) To illustrate the stages

6. What does age bring with it, according to the author?
(a) The need for closure
(b) Painful joints
(c) The need for balance
(d) The need to shed things

7. 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 live in the past
(c) Trying to put off too many actions
(d) Trying to balance the individual against the whole

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

9. Why is the author amused by the oyster shell?
(a) It is reminiscent of her life at the moment
(b) It is reminiscent of her religion
(c) It reminds her of her youth
(d) It reminds her of her father

10. What about space around an object changes it?
(a) It could get lost
(b) It could change the color
(c) It can stand out and be noticed and admired
(d) Someone might not see it and break it

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

12. How does the visit effect Anne's path?
(a) Makes it crowded
(b) Makes her work harder
(c) Makes it noisy
(d) Does not diminish the path

13. 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

14. What do Anne and her visitor do in the afternoon?
(a) Physical work
(b) Read
(c) Play
(d) Talk

15. What is there little time at home to do, according to the author?
(a) Walk the dog in the park
(b) Eat a leisurely meal
(c) Play golf
(d) Conscious reflection with or without people

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Anne and her visitor do in the morning?

2. What might limit a person's outlook on life?

3. How does society deal with middle/late age?

4. What type of people does the author believe one would be unlikely to be friends with in a city?

5. What does the author say the perfect day with her visitor represents?

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