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 could happen without inner strength and spiritual solidity?

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

3. What is Anne afraid of when she is alone and feeling peaceful?

4. What kind of experience does the author say being alone was for her?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Anne feel about the years to come in her life?

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

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

5. Why would a person avoid being alone?

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

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

9. What has the beach taught the author?

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

Essay 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

The author states that her life has been shaped by the people who have been in it. What does she mean by this statement? Do you think she is right? Why or why not?

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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