Gift from the Sea Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what happens to the original essence of a relationship?

2. Men, says the author, has more opportunity at work than women to do what?

3. How does the author view being alone for two weeks?

4. What does the state of ease allow?

5. The author compares to the channeled whelk to what of hers?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the channeled whelk shell appear to Anne?

2. Describe the author's understanding of the first stage of a relationship.

3. Why would a person avoid being alone?

4. What is the solution to problems in a relationship that the author says many people try? How effective is that solution?

5. How does one get gifts from the sea and what are the gifts?

6. What is Anne's main goal and what would the fulfillment of this goal mean to her?

7. How does the author suggest women should obtain solitude?

8. Why do some people try to stay in the first stage of a relationship?

9. Describe the moon shell.

10. What does the author say the beach does for relationships among people?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Anne says that the small communities of the nineteenth century has given way to the larger world communities. How has the technology developed since Lindbergh wrote this book made this an even more true statement? Use examples from the 1950s and now to illustrate your answer.

Essay Topic 2

During a description of a "dance" the author wrote about her sister's visit she suggests living in the present is best. What does she mean by living in the present? How difficult it is for you to live in the present? Use an example from your life to illustrate living in the present.

Essay Topic 3

The author writes that it is much more difficult to stand out in a city than on the beach. Do you think it would be easier to go to school in a small school or a large one? Describe what you see as the opportunities and difficulties in both types of schools.

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