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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Anne say one must be aware of in everyday life?
(a) How to make things happen
(b) The planet and all its inhabitants
(c) The fastest way to complete tasks
(d) Which path to pursue at home

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

7. By middle age, what does Anne assert most couples are doing?
(a) Waiting for grandchildren
(b) Getting bored with each other
(c) Quit the struggle for a place in the world
(d) Getting ready to start a new career

8. How do the two function in the small cottage?
(a) They sleep in shifts
(b) As a dance
(c) They fight about who cooks
(d) They keep knocking into each other

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

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

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

12. 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

13. As the author prepares to leave the island what saddens about her life at home?
(a) Her children are gone
(b) That it can't be lived like on the island
(c) Her husband left her
(d) Her dog has died

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the freedom of being a whole person effect a relationship?

2. To what does the author compare the oyster shell for comfort?

3. For what was the Argonauta named?

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

5. How are the bonds of marriage formed?

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