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

2. What does Anne believe is possible at the beach as far as shelter is concerned?
(a) A beautiful shelter is necessary for peace
(b) A simple shelter is adequate
(c) One needs no shelter
(d) It has to have a comfortable bed

3. Why is a pure relationship not to be desired?
(a) It gets boring
(b) It is limited
(c) It doesn't last
(d) It is too frustrating

4. According to the author, what happens to the original essence of a relationship?
(a) Gets buried under jealousy or insecurity
(b) Gets buried under the impediments of life
(c) Dies out from hormones
(d) Gets boring

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Anne use as an example of the simple life?

2. What about the author's life makes it more difficult to achieve simplicity?

3. How do the author feel about clearing her mind and focusing solely on the sea?

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

5. What is a channeled whelk?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does the author explore in her life and the sea? How does she relate this to the channeled whelk?

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

6. How does this book open and why is the author at the location in the book?

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

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

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

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

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