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

2. What is it acceptable for people to do together on the island?
(a) To be silent in the presence of another
(b) To play volleyball together
(c) To lie about who they are
(d) To give each other desserts

3. How is the shell of the Argonauta used by them?
(a) The mother uses it as a cradle for its young
(b) It is used to dig in the sand
(c) It is used to attract its prey
(d) It is used to attract a mate

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

5. What does Anne see as how people seem in modern life?
(a) People tend to become faceless
(b) More kind and giving
(c) Much more dishonest
(d) More self-centered

6. What does romantic love turn to, according to the author?
(a) Familial love
(b) Friendship
(c) Divorce
(d) Devotion and companionship

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

8. 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 live in the past
(d) Trying to balance the individual against the whole

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

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

11. What stage of life does the author say the oyster shell best represents?
(a) Birth
(b) Old age
(c) Youth
(d) The middle years

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

13. Why does the author believe it will be difficult to remember her thoughts from the beach?
(a) Life is too hectic at home
(b) Her husband takes up all her time
(c) One's thoughts and visions begin to fade
(d) They won't be relevant

14. What does Anne say people must do as far as time goes?
(a) Work faster
(b) Not think about time at all
(c) Live in the present
(d) Throw away all clocks

15. What does the realization of self encourage?
(a) The growth of one's interests
(b) Being a good partner
(c) Being smart
(d) Having a good job

Short Answer Questions

1. How common are the oyster shells?

2. As far as relationships go, what does the author say is generally not an option?

3. What is the difference between daily living tasks on the island and at home?

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

5. What does Anne believe is not her responsibility to do?

(see the answer keys)

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