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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 does Don continue to feel emotionally?
2. What does Don wish someone had given him when he was recovering?
3. To what does Don look forward?
4. How does Brad feel when Don goes to see him?
5. What did Chris do when he every time he came home?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is one of the worst parts of Don's recovery and how do they handle it?
2. What does Don need when he returns home and how are those needs met?
3. Why has Don agreed to see a local police officer?
4. What does a woman who called in at a radio station tell Don and what does Don do about it?
5. What did Don do instead of watching more television and what was the end result?
6. Who does Don meet at the arena in Houston? What happens when he meets him?
7. Where did Don go in Houston and what did he have to do to get a seat? Why?
8. How is Don's emotional health by Chapter Ten?
9. What does Don tell about waking up and having someone holding his hand and what does he find out about that?
10. What does Don ask of his three children and how do they respond?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
All the odds seem to be against Don. The positive aspect of Don's return to life is almost overshadowed by a series of negative events.
1. Would you agree that the odds seemed to be against Don? Why or why not?
2. If a man was dead and came back to life, would you consider that a negative event? Why or why not?
3. Discuss the positive and negative events that occurred in Don's life the day of the accident.
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