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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 David Gentiles tell Don when he visits?
2. Why is Eva signing the papers instead of Don?
3. What does Don realize about the people he sees?
4. What does Eva request of the nursing staff?
5. What happens to Don when he is a few steps away from entering the gate?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Don thinking about a few days after the accident and the events surrounding it?
2. Why is a justice of the peace called to the scene?
3. What happened to the people in the other cars that were hit?
4. How do the people around Don appear?
5. What happens to Don on a daily or basis that leaves him in pain and exhausted?
6. What route does Don take to return home and what is that route like?
7. What is one thing that happens that gives Don hope?
8. What does Don see when he first arrives in heaven?
9. Where does Don go after his first surgeries?
10. What is the Iliazrov Frame and how is it used?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Don has lost all control over his life and must lie helplessly while others try to help him. Despair seems the only available emotion at this stage.
1. Do you think Don's loss of control and how he feels about it is unusual for people in his situation? Why or why not?
2. Explain how you think you would feel and react if you were in Don's situation.
3. Why do you think someone might despair after having come back from the dead? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Don continues to suffer from severe depression. He is battling anger, which is often unleashed on the medical staff.
1. Discuss why Don might take his anger out on the medical staff.
2. Discuss how you think you would feel in Don's position?
3. Why do you think the staff tolerates Don's anger and abuse?
Essay Topic 3
It is not surprising that Don has difficulty telling others about his trip to heaven. Most people are skeptical of people claiming to have near death experiences. The connotation is that such stories are false and the people telling them are crazy.
1. Explain what you think about Don's experience. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. Do you think most people are skeptical about near death experiences? Why or why not?
3. Do you think any story about a near death experience is false? Why or why not?
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