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 type of people does the author believe one would be unlikely to be friends with in a city?
(a) A surf bum
(b) An eclectic group
(c) An old hippie
(d) A beatnik

2. What does the author say each person must develop on his/her own?
(a) One's own talents
(b) One's own personality
(c) One's own attitudes
(d) One's own beliefs

3. As far as relationships go, what does the author say is generally not an option?
(a) Returning to the initial stage
(b) Starting a new one with someone else
(c) Getting out easily
(d) Finding peace

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

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

6. Why must a new community be created in a middle aged relationship?
(a) The children have left home
(b) The community is much larger
(c) To keep it from boredom
(d) Life is slower

7. Who comes to visit Anne at the cottage?
(a) Her sister
(b) Her children
(c) Her husband
(d) Her lover

8. The world is so large and devoid of individuality that the author worries about what?
(a) If people just follow the trends
(b) If people are becoming more violent
(c) If it is possible to care sufficiently for the whole
(d) If life is becoming more difficult

9. What does the author say a woman is full of?
(a) Love and hate
(b) Peace and chaos
(c) Ambiguity and contradiction
(d) Order and serenity

10. The author suggests that compassion may not be possible in the modern world for who?
(a) Violent countries
(b) Criminals
(c) Individuals
(d) Groups of people

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

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

13. Between what two poles have women swung, in the past?
(a) Ambition and laziness
(b) Dependence and competition
(c) Love and hate
(d) Kindness and anger

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What has changed in the modern life as far as community goes?

2. How does the author see the oyster shell?

3. What will she use to remind her of the island at home?

4. How does the author use shells in relation to life?

5. What is the relationship of the Argonauta to its shell?

(see the answer keys)

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