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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 learn to appreciate with in her solitude?
(a) Art
(b) Politics
(c) Other people
(d) God

2. Who does Anne use as an example of the simple life?
(a) Modern art
(b) Children in an orphanage
(c) Nuns and monks
(d) Her sister

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. During the second week, what comes forth in Anne's mind?
(a) Unconscious thoughts and dreams
(b) New paintings to do
(c) New book ideas
(d) New knitting patterns

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Men, says the author, has more opportunity at work than women to do what?

2. What would happen if one chose to embrace one-and-only moments all the time?

3. What kind of atmosphere between people does a beach create?

4. How is the mindset of the second week at the beach different from the city mindset?

5. What part of a relationship is pure, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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