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. How is the shell of the Argonauta used by them?

2. What might limit a person's outlook on life?

3. What does Anne believe is not her responsibility to do?

4. What does Anne see as how people seem in modern life?

5. In the beginning of a marriage the author says there's little time to do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What has the beach taught the author?

5. How does Anne see the oyster shell in relationship to marriage?

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

7. What does Anne think middle age might bring to her relationships?

8. 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?

9. What is the Argonauta and how does it use its shell?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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?

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