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. How much does Anne believe her thoughts at the beach will change her life at home?
(a) Not very much
(b) It will change her so much her husband won't like it
(c) It will be very slow, but thorough change
(d) It will be like a new beginning

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

3. 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

4. What has changed in the modern life as far as community goes?
(a) Everyone knows your business
(b) It is much less friendly
(c) The community is widening to include the world
(d) There is no community

5. What does the author say acceptance of pain as growth potential do?
(a) Will make the clock less significant
(b) Will enable growth faster
(c) Will grant peace
(d) Will give happiness

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

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

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

9. What does Anne say about a perfect day?
(a) They are impossible
(b) Everyday is perfect
(c) Life is not filled with continuous perfect days
(d) They happen all the time

10. What is difficult for a person in a crowd to do?
(a) Be the boss
(b) Change someone's opinion
(c) Get to work on time
(d) Stand out

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

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

13. In the beginning of a marriage the author says there's little time to do what?
(a) To have vacations
(b) To have children
(c) To travel
(d) To simply enjoy the life being built

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

15. What kind of schedule does the author say is necessary on the island?
(a) No schedule
(b) A detailed schedule
(c) A weekly schedule
(d) A daily schedule

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the author intend to do about the societal implications of age?

3. What does the author say might sacrifice the present in honor of the future?

4. How do sailors consider the Argonauta shell?

5. What is there little time at home to do, according to the author?

(see the answer keys)

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