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 does the author use shells in relation to life?

2. What makes people seem different on the island from people in the city?

3. What is the relationship of the Argonauta to its shell?

4. What about space around an object changes it?

5. The author suggests that compassion may not be possible in the modern world for who?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Anne think about objects being crowded?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Anne relate the Argonauta shell to her life?

10. How has the world changed since modern communication?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author explores many metaphors centering on the beach, the sea and the "gifts" from the sea. Write about two of these metaphors and your understanding of what she is saying.

Essay Topic 2

Anne says a woman must find her own identity. What do you think she means? Do you think this could apply to a man also? Why or why not? How do you explore your identity?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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