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. Anne says that only by learning the truth and beauty in the individual we can do what?
(a) Deal with the whole
(b) Not have war
(c) Not have crime
(d) Not have to deal with the world

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

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

4. What are people expected to know in modern life?
(a) How to be a good spouse
(b) About everything that goes on
(c) How to earn money
(d) How to raise children

5. How are most actions taken for helping people in modern life?
(a) To benefit self rather than others
(b) On a case by case basis
(c) On behalf of the whole
(d) Without thought of the repercussions

6. What does the author say the perfect day with her visitor represents?
(a) The give and take of relationships
(b) Being too polite to say no
(c) Being alone when someone is with you
(d) Being able to ignore someone politely

7. What does Anne believe concentrating on the world's problems might do to someone?
(a) Keep them from helping individuals
(b) Keep them from solving their own problems
(c) Keep their lives in chaos
(d) Keep them from having children

8. 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 youth
(c) It is reminiscent of her religion
(d) It reminds her of her father

9. How does the author see the oyster shell?
(a) Humble, awkward, and ugly
(b) Beautiful and delicate
(c) Strange and alien
(d) As a cover for a pearl

10. What is the relationship of the Argonauta to its shell?
(a) It doesn't have a shell
(b) It is the same shape as its shell
(c) It is not attached to its shell
(d) It is the same color as its shell

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

12. What does the author plan to do about her life upon returning home?
(a) Tell her husband to change
(b) Try for more balance
(c) Pick-up where she left off
(d) Kick her grown children out

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

14. What does the author say might sacrifice the present in honor of the future?
(a) Trying to balance the individual against the whole
(b) Trying to put off too many actions
(c) Trying to live in the past
(d) Trying to ignore the day and always think about next week

15. 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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author think at this stage of life a large house is not necessary?

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

3. By middle age, what does Anne assert most couples are doing?

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

5. What do Anne and her visitor do in the morning?

(see the answer keys)

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