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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What types of habits does the daily life of marriage have?
(a) Feminine and masculine
(b) Strong and weak
(c) Good and bad
(d) Work and play

5. How does Anne see what she's learned the past two weeks?
(a) She sees nothing useful for the city
(b) She sees the whole picture
(c) She sees each day individually
(d) She sees each problem separately

6. How are some of the ways couples forge ahead in the world, according to the author?
(a) Attaining a home, career, children
(b) Enjoying life and having a great romance
(c) Attaining an education and acquiring knowledge
(d) Getting rich, becoming famous

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

8. What does Anne believe is not her responsibility to do?
(a) To visit the sick
(b) To raise her grandchildren
(c) Embrace the entire world
(d) To help her neighbors

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

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

11. 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

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

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

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

15. 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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does romantic love turn to, according to the author?

2. How do the two function in the small cottage?

3. As the author prepares to leave the island what saddens about her life at home?

4. What strong lure does the author feel when contemplating the oyster shell?

5. How does the structure of the oyster shell appear?

(see the answer keys)

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