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 does the author say will destroy the beauty and rhythm of the dance?

2. What is there little time at home to do, according to the author?

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

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

5. Between what two poles have women swung, in the past?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author use the metaphor of dance in writing about her sister's visit?

2. 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?

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

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

5. How does Anne feel about people who are solely concerned about the problems of the whole?

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

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

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

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

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

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 said, "I feel we are islands in a common sea." What do you think she means by this statement? How might this statement apply to your life?

Essay Topic 3

Solitude is another topic the author explores. Do you have solitude in your life? When? Where? What do you do with the solitude? Do you actively seek solitude? If so, why? If not, why?

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