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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 are people expected to know in modern life?
(a) How to raise children
(b) How to be a good spouse
(c) How to earn money
(d) About everything that goes on

2. What does the author say might sacrifice the present in honor of the future?
(a) Trying to balance the individual against the whole
(b) Trying to live in the past
(c) Trying to put off too many actions
(d) Trying to ignore the day and always think about next week

3. What does the author say each person must develop on his/her own?
(a) One's own beliefs
(b) One's own talents
(c) One's own personality
(d) One's own attitudes

4. What does Anne believe is not her responsibility to do?
(a) To help her neighbors
(b) To raise her grandchildren
(c) Embrace the entire world
(d) To visit the sick

5. How does she relate time to the dance?
(a) Dancing hard is hanging onto the past
(b) Clinging to a step is the past, going too fast is the future
(c) Dancing apart is walking in different times
(d) Not dancing is being in the now

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does the author say makes it impossible to stand up for each person in existence?

4. Who comes to visit Anne at the cottage?

5. What does Anne believe space around an object can do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Anne say is the key to dealing with the whole and moving forward?

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

5. What does Anne think about objects being crowded?

6. What has the beach taught the author?

7. What does the author say about most people wanting duration in life and marriage?

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

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

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

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