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

2. What does she do with the books she has stashed in the bag?

3. Why does she believe people seek meaningless activities when there's nothing to do?

4. What does the author believe people are designed to do?

5. How does Anne feel about her roles in life?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author see people, since being at the beach?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe a double-sunrise shell?

10. 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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author has decided that the only way to deal with the whole is to deal with the individual. What does she mean by this? Can you think of an example in your life that demonstrates this idea?

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

What do you think are the differences in the way people interact socially with each other between a rural setting and an urban setting? Which would you prefer? Why?

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