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 types of habits does the daily life of marriage have?

2. What is the difference between daily living tasks on the island and at home?

3. What do most friends in the city do that precludes the answer to question #153?

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

5. What kind of schedule does the author say is necessary on the island?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Anne say is the key to dealing with the whole and moving forward?

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

3. Does the author believe she will be able to practice at home what she learned on the island? Why or why not?

4. What has the beach taught the author?

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

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

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

8. How has the world changed since modern communication?

9. 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?

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

What does the author mean by a "one-and-only" moment? What was a moment like that which you have experienced in your life?

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