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 would happen if one chose to embrace one-and-only moments all the time?

2. What will the moon shell placed on her desk in Connecticut do for the author?

3. What could happen without inner strength and spiritual solidity?

4. How can a homemaker avoid feeling dispensable?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the effect of solitude on people and on the author? What does the author feel when alone?

4. The author suggests being alone might be good for a person. Why does she say this?

5. What are the author's intentions for her time at the beach and is she successful?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author says her main goal at the sea is to obtain peace. What would be your goal if you took a similar vacation? How would you obtain that goal? Is there some place you would choose besides the sea to find peace? Where? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Some people cover up their own problems by worrying about the whole world. What does this statement mean? Do you know someone who does this or do you do it? Why do you think it would be easier to worry about the world than what's happening in your own life?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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