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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. Why is the author amused by the oyster shell?
(a) It is reminiscent of her religion
(b) It reminds her of her father
(c) It is reminiscent of her life at the moment
(d) It reminds her of her youth

2. What does the author say acceptance of pain as growth potential do?
(a) Will enable growth faster
(b) Will make the clock less significant
(c) Will grant peace
(d) Will give happiness

3. What does romantic love turn to, according to the author?
(a) Friendship
(b) Divorce
(c) Familial love
(d) Devotion and companionship

4. What types of habits does the daily life of marriage have?
(a) Strong and weak
(b) Feminine and masculine
(c) Good and bad
(d) Work and play

5. What makes people seem different on the island from people in the city?
(a) On the island most people don't have a job
(b) In the city the people are rushed
(c) On the island one sees each person as unique
(d) In the city the people are friendly

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the shell of the Argonauta used by them?

2. What about space around an object changes it?

3. What does the author say the perfect day with her visitor represents?

4. What does the Argonauta represent to Anne?

5. What does the author plan to do about her life upon returning home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has the beach taught the author?

2. How does Anne see the benefit of meeting people on an island as opposed to in a city?

3. What is the Argonauta and how does it use its shell?

4. What does Anne think about objects being crowded?

5. What are some of the ideas the author expresses about the kinds of love and bonds formed in marriage?

6. Does the author believe she will be able to practice at home what she learned on the island? Why or why not?

7. What does Anne see as the difference in caring between the modern world and when life was less technical?

8. What questions about her life and conclusions does Anne have as she thinks about the Argonauta ?

9. How does Anne see the difference between everyday task at home and on the island?

10. How does Anne see the oyster shell in relationship to marriage?

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