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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. Who says, "When you sacrifice something that is precious, he says, you don't actually lose it."?
2. To whom does Eddie run for refuge from Uncle Mickey?
3. What does Eddie see when he dies?
4. What does Uncle Mickey do to Eddie during his birthday?
5. Where does the reader first meet Eddie?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter Seven, how does Mitch Albom use suspense to propel the action?
2. Discuss the significance of the title of Chapter Three, "The Arrival".
3. How does the author traverse time and introduce the reader to different points in Eddie's life?
4. Discuss the significance of the title of Chapter Two, "The Journey."
5. The Captain tells Eddie that dying is only the beginning. What could the Captain mean by this statement?
6. Before Eddie speaks to the little girl at the park, about what/whom was he daydreaming?
7. What happens in the plot when Eddie asks the Blue Man if he saves the little girl at the Pier?
8. Discuss Eddie's encounter with the first character he meets in Heaven, the Blue Man.
9. How does Eddie's time spent on the Pier save him during the war?
10. How is Eddie feeling, now that he has awakened in Heaven?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Albom introduces the reader to a little girl in Chapter One named Amy or Annie. Why is her name unspecified? Aside from the fact that Eddie tries to save her, what is her role in Eddie's life? What is Eddie's role in her life? How will the story continue to spin, even after the end of the novel, as outlined by the author?
Essay Topic 2
In most novels, minor characters are simply used to assist the plot. In THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, however, Albom uses minor characters to more profoundly impact his protagonist. Discuss how Mickey Shea, Eddie's father, and Ruby are essential to move the plot along.
Essay Topic 3
Many themes are seen throughout the novel. Three that are most prevalent include: forgiveness, acceptance, and the importance of love in a person's life. Using the three aforementioned themes as points in your response, highlight what you have learned about these themes as used in the novel.
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