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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 is Anne afraid of when she is alone and feeling peaceful?
(a) That she will die
(b) Being interrupted by another person
(c) That it will end
(d) That she will get angry

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

3. What does Anne wishes she could do with the cottage?
(a) Take it home with her
(b) Paint the rooms
(c) Remodel it
(d) Change the kitchen sink

4. The author says if the shells she finds and writes about are lined up across the top of her desk, they can represent what?
(a) The days of her vacation
(b) Her friends
(c) Her children
(d) The different stages of any relationship

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does a married woman's concerns keep her from doing?

2. How does the author see the architecture of the channeled whelk?

3. When does one go wrong in desiring love, according to the author?

4. What happens to the pencils she carries?

5. Who preached against the dangers of multiplicity in the third century?

Short Essay Questions

1. The author suggests being alone might be good for a person. Why does she say this?

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

3. What is the effect of solitude on people and on the author? What does the author feel when alone?

4. What is the solution to problems in a relationship that the author says many people try? How effective is that solution?

5. What are obstacles to simplicity in Anne's life?

6. Why do some people try to stay in the first stage of a relationship?

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

8. How does the author suggest women should obtain solitude?

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

10. What happens to Anne's mind the second week at the beach?

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