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 are some of the ways couples forge ahead in the world, according to the author?

2. Why does the author believe it will be difficult to remember her thoughts from the beach?

3. How does the freedom of being a whole person effect a relationship?

4. How do sailors consider the Argonauta shell?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe some of the information the author gives about the oyster shell.

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

4. What has the beach taught the author?

5. How does being at home change the author's interaction with people?

6. What does Anne say about returning to the beginnings of a relationship?

7. How does Anne feel as she leaves the island and what does she think about her time?

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

9. How does Anne see the difference between everyday task at home and on the island?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author deeply desires to maintain her role as wife, mother, artist and public figure, such a lifestyle begins to become all pervasive and takes a toll on the author's spirit. What do you think is meant by this statement. Use text from the book and ideas from your own life to illustrate your points.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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