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. What does the author believe most people need?

2. What does the author say gets in the way of simplification?

3. What does the author suggest people living in society are like?

4. What does living life an on island do for the author's thoughts?

5. What does the author say everyone wants out of love?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author suggest one might rejuvenate a relationship?

2. What does the author believe people are designed to seek? How do people avoid loneliness?

3. What kind of examples does Anne use to illustrate simplicity in life?

4. How does the author feel about the ocean and what happens to her when near it?

5. How does the author believe her life has been shaped?

6. What does the author say is the answer to the dilemma on how to remain intact and balanced against the forces of nature and shocking events in the periphery

7. What does Anne find on one of her first walks on the beach and what does she wonder about it?

8. The author suggests that women are designed to be giving. How does she tie in giving with solitude?

9. How is the mindset of the second week similar or different from her mindset in the city?

10. Why might Anne want to be alone at the beach?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Anne talks about the various stages she sees in marriage. What are these stages and is it possible they apply to any relationship? Why are why not?

Essay Topic 2

The author suggests one cannot find love in someone else without first finding it for oneself. What does she mean? How would this apply to your life?

Essay Topic 3

The author said, "I feel we are islands in a common sea." What do you think she means by this statement? How might this statement apply to your life?

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