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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. To what does Anne compare saying good-bye?
(a) An amputation
(b) A sad moment
(c) A happy moment
(d) A necessary moment

2. Who does Anne Lindbergh believe has helped shape her life?
(a) The people who have helped to create it
(b) Her education
(c) Her ideas
(d) Her religion

3. What will the moon shell placed on her desk in Connecticut do for the author?
(a) Get the desk sandy
(b) Smell bad
(c) Nothing
(d) It will be a reminder

4. Why does she believe people seek meaningless activities when there's nothing to do?
(a) So they don't get bored
(b) To fill the void of time
(c) To keep from thinking
(d) To keep from remembering something bad

5. At the beach, what is the first step to achieving simplicity?
(a) Wear a swim suit
(b) Shed everything unnecessary
(c) Meditate an hour a day
(d) Fast with only liquids

Short Answer Questions

1. What does being alone generally suggest in this society?

2. What does the channeled whelk represent to the author?

3. What does the author say about one and only moments in a relationship?

4. What does the author believe most people need?

5. Why is less time spent caring for the home now possible?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author say the beach does for relationships among people?

3. How does the author see the difference between a man and a woman in marriage?

4. Why would a person avoid being alone?

5. How does one get gifts from the sea and what are the gifts?

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

7. What are the author's intentions for her time at the beach and is she successful?

8. How does the author find life at the ocean?

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

10. Describe the author's understanding of the first stage of a relationship.

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