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

2. The author asserts that to expect duration in one's life and relationships is what?

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

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

5. As far as relationships go, what does the author say is generally not an option?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe a day at the beach with Anne after her sister arrives.

9. What has the beach taught the author?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

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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