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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 might limit a person's outlook on life?
(a) Trying to stay as simple in the city as on the island
(b) Not being open to complexity
(c) Looking for easy answers
(d) Looking for simplicity, inner integrity and fuller relationships

2. As the author prepares to leave the island what saddens about her life at home?
(a) That it can't be lived like on the island
(b) Her husband left her
(c) Her dog has died
(d) Her children are gone

3. What type of people does the author believe one would be unlikely to be friends with in a city?
(a) An eclectic group
(b) A beatnik
(c) An old hippie
(d) A surf bum

4. How does the author see the oyster shell?
(a) Strange and alien
(b) Beautiful and delicate
(c) As a cover for a pearl
(d) Humble, awkward, and ugly

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The world is so large and devoid of individuality that the author worries about what?

2. How do sailors consider the Argonauta shell?

3. Why does the author believe it will be difficult to remember her thoughts from the beach?

4. What does Anne say one must be aware of in everyday life?

5. What does she want to relate to her city life from the beach?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Anne suggest each person must do as far as themselves is concerned and what effect would that have on a person's life?

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

6. Describe some of the information the author gives about the oyster shell.

7. Describe a day at the beach with Anne after her sister arrives.

8. What does Anne say about returning to the beginnings of a relationship?

9. How does Anne feel as she leaves the island and what does she think about her time?

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

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