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

2. How do sailors consider the Argonauta shell?
(a) It brings fair weather
(b) It brings death
(c) It is lucky because they can sell it
(d) It can cause a ship to overturn

3. How do the two function in the small cottage?
(a) They keep knocking into each other
(b) They sleep in shifts
(c) As a dance
(d) They fight about who cooks

4. How is the shell of the Argonauta used by them?
(a) It is used to attract its prey
(b) It is used to dig in the sand
(c) The mother uses it as a cradle for its young
(d) It is used to attract a mate

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What types of habits does the daily life of marriage have?

2. What makes people seem different on the island from people in the city?

3. To what does the author compare the oyster shell for comfort?

4. What does Anne believe concentrating on the world's problems might do to someone?

5. What is there little time at home to do, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Anne think about objects being crowded?

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

10. What does Anne say women must discover for themselves and how?

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