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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 plan to do about her life upon returning home?
(a) Pick-up where she left off
(b) Tell her husband to change
(c) Kick her grown children out
(d) Try for more balance

2. The author asserts that to expect duration in one's life and relationships is what?
(a) Unrealistic
(b) Insane
(c) Common
(d) Reasonable

3. What does the mother Argonauta do with her shell after the babies hatch?
(a) Leaves it and swims away
(b) Gives it to her mate
(c) Eats it
(d) The children take it with them

4. What does Anne say one must be aware of in everyday life?
(a) The fastest way to complete tasks
(b) How to make things happen
(c) The planet and all its inhabitants
(d) Which path to pursue at home

5. What does Anne believe concentrating on the world's problems might do to someone?
(a) Keep them from helping individuals
(b) Keep their lives in chaos
(c) Keep them from having children
(d) Keep them from solving their own problems

Short Answer Questions

1. What might limit a person's outlook on life?

2. What does age bring with it, according to the author?

3. What does the author intend to do about the societal implications of age?

4. What does the author say a woman must discover for herself?

5. How are some of the ways couples forge ahead in the world, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Anne think middle age might bring to her relationships?

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

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

5. Anne talks about the different needs for aging adults. What are some of the ideas she expresses?

6. How has the world changed since modern communication?

7. What has the beach taught the author?

8. How does the author see the beginning of a marriage for most people?

9. How does Anne feel about people who are solely concerned about the problems of the whole?

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

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