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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 a double-sunrise shell?
(a) A shell with red and orange on both sides
(b) A shell found a sunrise
(c) A shell formed from coral
(d) Two shells joined at the center

2. What removes the desire to think or read within Anne?
(a) The nice people around her
(b) The solitude and serenity of the ocean
(c) The exercise from swimming
(d) The sun making her sleepy

3. Why does the author believe people often break up a romantic relationship?
(a) Bad sex
(b) People believe a new relationship will solve their problems
(c) Infidelity or too much flirting
(d) Fighting about money and children

4. How does the author see the architecture of the channeled whelk?
(a) It is ugly, but functional
(b) It is haphazard
(c) As a seamless work of art
(d) It is dull

5. What pains and amuses the author about married women and the church?
(a) Married women are rarely canonized
(b) They have to sit with their husbands
(c) They don't have time for church
(d) They can't become priests

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author view being alone for two weeks?

2. What does the author say everyone wants out of love?

3. What two actions does the author say are not acceptable paths to simplicity?

4. What does Anne wishes she could do with the cottage?

5. What effect does solitude have on people?

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 see people, since being at the beach?

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

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

5. Describe the moon shell.

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

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

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

9. How does the author suggest one might rejuvenate a relationship?

10. What does the author say is the answer to the dilemma on how to remain intact and balanced against the forces of nature and shocking events in the periphery

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