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. During the second week, what comes forth in Anne's mind?

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

3. What about the author's life makes it more difficult to achieve simplicity?

4. What does the author say must be balanced in a woman's life?

5. What does Anne say is valid as far as one-and-only moments?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens to Anne's mind the second week at the beach?

4. How does the author find life at the ocean?

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

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

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

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

9. How does the author feel about the concept of being the "one and only" in a person's life?

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 Lindbergh wishes to be alone at the beach. She offers many reasons for this desire. What are her reasons and do you agree with them? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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