Gift from the Sea Test | Final 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 stage of life does the author say the oyster shell best represents?

2. The author asserts that to expect duration in one's life and relationships is what?

3. What does romantic love turn to, according to the author?

4. What does the author intend to do about the societal implications of age?

5. Why does the author think at this stage of life a large house is not necessary?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Anne say women must discover for themselves and how?

2. How does the author relate decorating with a few objects to people in crowds?

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

4. Anne talks about the different needs for aging adults. What are some of the ideas she expresses?

5. How does the author see the beginning of a marriage for most people?

6. What does Anne see as the difference in caring between the modern world and when life was less technical?

7. What does Anne think about objects being crowded?

8. What are some of the ideas the author expresses about the kinds of love and bonds formed in marriage?

9. How does Anne see the benefit of meeting people on an island as opposed to in a city?

10. Describe a day at the beach with Anne after her sister arrives.

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

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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