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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 say a woman is full of?
(a) Ambiguity and contradiction
(b) Order and serenity
(c) Peace and chaos
(d) Love and hate
2. What might limit a person's outlook on life?
(a) Looking for simplicity, inner integrity and fuller relationships
(b) Trying to stay as simple in the city as on the island
(c) Not being open to complexity
(d) Looking for easy answers
3. By middle age, what does Anne assert most couples are doing?
(a) Getting ready to start a new career
(b) Getting bored with each other
(c) Quit the struggle for a place in the world
(d) Waiting for grandchildren
4. What does the author say each person must develop on his/her own?
(a) One's own attitudes
(b) One's own beliefs
(c) One's own personality
(d) One's own talents
5. What is there little time at home to do, according to the author?
(a) Conscious reflection with or without people
(b) Eat a leisurely meal
(c) Play golf
(d) Walk the dog in the park
Short Answer Questions
1. For what was the Argonauta named?
2. Why does the author think at this stage of life a large house is not necessary?
3. What does the author say makes it impossible to stand up for each person in existence?
4. What do the Anne and her visitor do in the evening?
5. What strong lure does the author feel when contemplating the oyster shell?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Anne see the benefit of meeting people on an island as opposed to in a city?
2. Anne talks about the different needs for aging adults. What are some of the ideas she expresses?
3. How does the author see the beginning of a marriage for most people?
4. What are some of the ideas the author expresses about the kinds of love and bonds formed in marriage?
5. Describe a day at the beach with Anne after her sister arrives.
6. How does Anne feel about the years to come in her life?
7. How does Anne relate the Argonauta shell to her life?
8. Describe some of the information the author gives about the oyster shell.
9. How does Anne feel about people who are solely concerned about the problems of the whole?
10. What has the beach taught the author?
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