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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. How common are the oyster shells?
(a) Very common
(b) Common only in Florida
(c) Somewhat rare
(d) Very rare
2. What stage of life does the author say the oyster shell best represents?
(b) Old age
(c) The middle years
3. As the author prepares to leave the island what saddens about her life at home?
(a) Her children are gone
(b) Her dog has died
(c) Her husband left her
(d) That it can't be lived like on the island
4. How does society deal with middle/late age?
(a) Condemns it
(b) Ignores it
(c) Makes fun of it
(d) Fears it
5. How do the two function in the small cottage?
(a) They keep knocking into each other
(b) They fight about who cooks
(c) They sleep in shifts
(d) As a dance
Short Answer Questions
1. How does she relate time to the dance?
2. The metaphor of dance exquisitely describes the method in which one may approach what?
3. What does the author say makes it impossible to stand up for each person in existence?
4. By middle age, what does Anne assert most couples are doing?
5. What is there little time at home to do, according to the author?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the Argonauta and how does it use its shell?
2. Does the author believe she will be able to practice at home what she learned on the island? Why or why not?
3. How does the author use the metaphor of dance in writing about her sister's visit?
4. What has the beach taught the author?
5. How has the world changed since modern communication?
6. What does Anne think about objects being crowded?
7. 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?
8. How does the author see the beginning of a marriage for most people?
9. How does being at home change the author's interaction with people?
10. How does Anne feel as she leaves the island and what does she think about her time?
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