The Five People You Meet 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. From what does the Captain save his men?

2. What is happening at the Ruby Pier of the present in Chapter Five?

3. What happens to the Freddie Fall car?

4. Where does Eddie meet the love of his life?

5. How does Eddie's leg become crippled?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens in the plot when Eddie asks the Blue Man if he saves the little girl at the Pier?

2. What is Eddie's role in the death of the Blue Man?

3. How does the author traverse time and introduce the reader to different points in Eddie's life?

4. How does Albom reveal the relationship between Joe and Eddie in Chapter Four?

5. In Chapter Six, what do the readers learn of Eddie's expectations of himself and from his life? Are these expectations met?

6. How is Eddie feeling, now that he has awakened in Heaven?

7. What happens at Freddy Free Fall to cause Eddie to reevaluate the safety of this ride?

8. Discuss the significance of the title of Chapter Three, "The Arrival".

9. Discuss the significance of Albom's use of color in Chapter Two?

10. Eddie tries to return to the burning tent to save a child. What does this action reveal about Eddie's character?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Captain tells Eddie, "When you sacrifice something that is precious, you don't actually lose it. " (Chapter 7) How is the Captain's statement relevant to Eddie's entire life, not just to his leg injury? Be sure to cite at least three examples.

Essay Topic 2

Mitch Albom effectively uses symbolism throughout the novel. Discuss why his use of color as a symbol works to help deliver the impact of the rising action.

Essay Topic 3

Albom changes the setting many times throughout the novel, but Ruby Pier remains as the main focus. Discuss how the Ruby Pier of Eddie's childhood, the Ruby Pier of the past, and the Ruby Pier of the present serve as effective settings for the novel.

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