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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Anne believe is not her responsibility to do?
(a) To visit the sick
(b) Embrace the entire world
(c) To help her neighbors
(d) To raise her grandchildren
2. What might limit a person's outlook on life?
(a) Looking for easy answers
(b) Trying to stay as simple in the city as on the island
(c) Not being open to complexity
(d) Looking for simplicity, inner integrity and fuller relationships
3. What is there little time at home to do, according to the author?
(a) Conscious reflection with or without people
(b) Play golf
(c) Walk the dog in the park
(d) Eat a leisurely meal
4. What will she use to remind her of the island at home?
(a) The letters she wrote home
(b) A journal
(c) The photos she took
(d) Her shells
5. How does the author see the oyster shell?
(a) Strange and alien
(b) Beautiful and delicate
(c) Humble, awkward, and ugly
(d) As a cover for a pearl
6. What does Anne believe space around an object can do?
(a) Keep people from touching it
(b) Make it look odd
(c) Be very dark
(d) Make it more special
7. What stage of life does the author say the oyster shell best represents?
(a) The middle years
(d) Old age
8. How does society deal with middle/late age?
(a) Fears it
(b) Ignores it
(c) Condemns it
(d) Makes fun of it
9. What does the author say makes it impossible to stand up for each person in existence?
(a) The lifespan of a person and demands placed on daily life
(b) The over population of the world
(c) The lack of knowledge
(d) The lack of heart and soul
10. What does the author say will destroy the beauty and rhythm of the dance?
(a) Fighting over a relationship
(b) Treading too heavily or holding too tightly
(c) If the cottage was any smaller
(d) If they wanted to both shower at the same time
11. What does the author say might sacrifice the present in honor of the future?
(a) Trying to live in the past
(b) Trying to put off too many actions
(c) Trying to balance the individual against the whole
(d) Trying to ignore the day and always think about next week
12. What strong lure does the author feel when contemplating the oyster shell?
(a) Home and family
(b) Romantic love
(c) A new career
(d) Parental guidance
13. What are people expected to know in modern life?
(a) How to earn money
(b) About everything that goes on
(c) How to be a good spouse
(d) How to raise children
14. How does Anne see what she's learned the past two weeks?
(a) She sees nothing useful for the city
(b) She sees each problem separately
(c) She sees the whole picture
(d) She sees each day individually
15. Why does Anne say about the tasks at home and time?
(a) They are fun with her children
(b) They are quick and easy
(c) They eat up valuable time
(d) Her husband helps her
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Anne feel as she leaves the sea?
2. How are most actions taken for helping people in modern life?
3. What does age bring with it, according to the author?
4. Anne says that only by learning the truth and beauty in the individual we can do what?
5. Between what two poles have women swung, in the past?
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