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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What would happen if one chose to embrace one-and-only moments all the time?
(a) It would be too chaotic
(b) There's be no room for others
(c) It would get boring
(d) It would be frustrating

2. What kind of container does she carry to the beach everyday?
(a) A terry cloth bag
(b) A leather purse
(c) A canteen
(d) A faded straw bag

3. What does the author forget when she's in the city?
(a) The stars
(b) The rhythm and the pace of the sea
(c) Clean water
(d) Clean air

4. What does the author stress about day to day living?
(a) It is boring
(b) With the right attitude, it's fun
(c) It can be wonderful all the time
(d) It's work and life is not a beach

5. How is the mindset of the second week at the beach different from the city mindset?
(a) It is creative
(b) It is elusive
(c) It is blank
(d) It is softer and more playful

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does the author equate shedding insincerity?

2. What is a channeled whelk?

3. Who does Anne Lindbergh believe has helped shape her life?

4. What is the author's suggestion for renewing a relationship?

5. What does the author say must be balanced in a woman's life?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author believe her life has been shaped?

2. How does the author feel about the ocean and what happens to her when near it?

3. What does Anne find on one of her first walks on the beach and what does she wonder about it?

4. How does the author feel about the concept of being the "one and only" in a person's life?

5. How does the author see people, since being at the beach?

6. The author suggests that women are designed to be giving. How does she tie in giving with solitude?

7. Describe the moon shell.

8. How does the channeled whelk shell appear to Anne?

9. Why might Anne want to be alone at the beach?

10. Describe a double-sunrise shell?

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