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. What causes malfunction to the cable holding the Freddie Fall car in place?

2. What causes the Blue Man to become blue?

3. What does Eddie do for a living?

4. What does Eddie learn from the Blue Man?

5. Who says, "War is not a game. If there's a shot to be made, you make it, you hear? No guilt. No hesitation...."?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Eddie's time spent on the Pier save him during the war?

2. What was Eddie's relationship like with his father?

3. What is the significance, or lack of significance, of time in Heaven?

4. Before Eddie speaks to the little girl at the park, about what/whom was he daydreaming?

5. How does the reader know that Eddie's memory will be kept alive at the Pier?

6. Why is the stranger Eddie meets in Chapter Eight so significant in his life?

7. Discuss the foreshadowing of Uncle Mickey's character with regard to his actions towards Eddie on his fifth birthday.

8. For what was Eddie supposed to save his money, instead of gambling?

9. What does Eddie feel from the Blue Man when the Blue Man hugs Eddie?

10. In Chapter Seven, how does Mitch Albom use suspense to propel the action?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The estate attorney at the end of the novel comments on what a "poor slob" Eddie is because he has no material possessions. How is Eddie actually rich, without consideration of material possessions?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about the concept of Heaven. What is your idea of Heaven? What was Eddie's expectation, before meeting the Blue Man? How does Eddie's actual journey through Heaven compare to your own thoughts of such a place?

Essay Topic 3

Eddie learns that his life has helped to save the lives of many others. How might the five people Eddie meets in Heaven be impacted if Eddie had NOT been involved in their lives? Discuss how the Blue Man, Tala, Amy or Annie, Marguerite, and Ruby might have entirely different lives if it were not for Eddie.

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