A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman Test | Final Test - Hard

Joan Anderson
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 176 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman Test | Final Test - Hard

Joan Anderson
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 176 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 beverage did Joan buy at the general store?

2. What did Joan decide at the end of her month of increased socializing in Chapter 11, Ebb and Flow?

3. In Chapter 11, Ebb and Flow, what forced Joan to end her solitude?

4. How did Joan think she was like beach glass?

5. What outfit did Joan wear to greet her husband in Chapter 16, Port of Call?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 15, Wild and Salty, how did Joan feel about letting her husband move back in with her after he retired and where did she go to think over the prospect?

2. What spiritual lesson did Joan learn from clamming?

3. At the beginning of Chapter 14, Safe Harbor, how did Joan feel once her older son and his wife left?

4. How did Joan ultimately earn the money to fix her broken hot water heater?

5. How did Joan's acceptance of her body change in Chapter 15, Wild and Salty?

6. What symbolism did Joan see in the sandbar?

7. What was the Cape Cod general store like, and what did being there help Joan decide about her stay in the community?

8. What was ironic about how Joan felt once she arrived on the seal island in Chapter 15, Wild and Salty?

9. How did a sign in front of the Methodist Church make Joan reflect upon her marriage?

10. Did Joan and her husband seem happier or more unhappy at the end of their year-long separation, and did they decide to divorce or reunite?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Joan Erickson, Hazel, and Joan's daughters-in-laws. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the changes and growth in Joan during her year at Cape Cod. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

The subtitle of "A Year by the Sea" is "Thoughts of An Unfinished Woman." Discuss why you think Joan chose this title. How did she depict herself as being unfinished in the book? Was she "finished" by the end, or was she still "unfinished" at the book's end? Did her definition of unfinished change during the course of the book? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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