90 Minutes in Heaven Test | Mid-Book 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 Don wish as he lays in bed?

2. What happens in the morning about Don's pneumonia?

3. How does Don and his new friend communicate?

4. What does Don not experience in his near death episode that many people do?

5. What interferes with the hospital taking X-rays of Don?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Don go after his first surgeries?

2. What do the paramedics do about Don when they first arrive at the scene of the accident?

3. What does Jay Perkins tell Don about his independent attitude?

4. What route does Don take to return home and what is that route like?

5. What does Don see when he first arrives in heaven?

6. What is Don thinking about a few days after the accident and the events surrounding it?

7. How does Don feel about being in heaven?

8. Why does Eva decide to limit the number of visitors Don sees a day?

9. Who are Dick and Anita and what did they do as they were driving home?

10. What happens to Don on a daily or basis that leaves him in pain and exhausted?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The boys respect the fact that Don cannot run and play like he once did and do their best to shelter their father from any disappointment by not engaging in sports with him.

1. Why do you think the boys decided to not engage in any sports with him? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think the boys should have handled sports in a different manner? Why or why not?

3. Do you think Don appreciated his sons not participating in sports with him or did it make him feel worse? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Don's view of heaven is calming, peaceful and warm. Listeners recognize that Don's story is not a hoax and find comfort and hope from its telling.

1. Explain why you agree or disagree with the above statement. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Discuss how you felt about death before you read this book and how you feel now.

Essay Topic 3

What God's purpose is for Don is difficult to discern as he lies in a depressive fog confined to a hospital bed. As much as Don wants to believe that God has brought him back to earth for a reason, he struggles to find understanding.

1. Do you think Don's reaction to the accident would be considered normal? Explain your reasoning.

2. After experiencing heaven, does it seem strange that Don would be depressed and wanting understanding? Why or why not?

3. Do you believe Don has been returned to life for a reason? Why or why not?

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