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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. Why does Marguerite spend six months in the hospital?
2. What happens between Eddie and his father?
3. For what are Eddie's co-worker and estate attorney looking?
4. For whom does Eddie's father cry when he is hospitalized?
5. With whom does Eddie's father die?
Short Essay Questions
1. For what was Eddie supposed to save his money, instead of gambling?
2. Explain Ruby's lesson to Eddie.
3. How does the estate attorney view Eddie's life?
4. What does the reader learn about Eddie through the short snippets describing his various birthdays?
5. How does the reader know that Eddie's memory will be kept alive at the Pier?
6. Who is the child Eddie meets in Heaven, and why is she significant?
7. Clearly, Chapter thirteen is used as the falling action for the reader. How is Tala's lesson a resolution for Eddie, as well?
8. Describe Eddie's relationship with Joe.
9. What does Tala teach Eddie?
10. What was Eddie's relationship like with his father?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The theme of childhood innocence clearly plays an essential role in this novel as related to the life of the protagonist. Identify several examples of how childhood innocence helps to teach Eddie about the importance of his own life.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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