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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 strong lure does the author feel when contemplating the oyster shell?
(a) Parental guidance
(b) Romantic love
(c) Home and family
(d) A new career

2. 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

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

4. What does she want to relate to her city life from the beach?
(a) Relate the shells to cycles
(b) Relate work to play
(c) Relate the beach people to the city people
(d) Relate the island paradise to every day life

5. As far as relationships go, what does the author say is generally not an option?
(a) Returning to the initial stage
(b) Finding peace
(c) Getting out easily
(d) Starting a new one with someone else

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Anne's feelings change as she prepares to leave the beach?

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

3. The author suggests that compassion may not be possible in the modern world for who?

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

5. What do Anne and her visitor do in the morning?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Anne think about objects being crowded?

3. What has the beach taught the author?

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

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

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

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

8. How does Anne relate the Argonauta shell to her life?

9. 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?

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

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