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 do sailors consider the Argonauta shell?

2. How does the visit effect Anne's path?

3. What does age bring with it, according to the author?

4. What type of people does the author believe one would be unlikely to be friends with in a city?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Anne talks about the different needs for aging adults. What are some of the ideas she expresses?

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

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

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

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

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

8. How does Anne see the benefit of meeting people on an island as opposed to in a city?

9. What questions about her life and conclusions does Anne have as she thinks about the Argonauta ?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The author says her main goal at the sea is to obtain peace. What would be your goal if you took a similar vacation? How would you obtain that goal? Is there some place you would choose besides the sea to find peace? Where? Why?

Essay Topic 3

The author writes that it is much more difficult to stand out in a city than on the beach. Do you think it would be easier to go to school in a small school or a large one? Describe what you see as the opportunities and difficulties in both types of schools.

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