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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Eddie feel when he returns home from the war?
2. How does Eddie feel about his father?
3. What does Joe do for a living?
4. Why is Eddie's father not able to speak?
5. Who calls Eddie to wish him a happy sixty-eighth birthday?
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
Consider the fact that Eddie still worked at the Pier at age eighty-three. Next, recall Eddie's relationship with his father and his brother. Using facts from the novel, write an essay where Eddie's father and Eddie's brother are two of the people Eddie meets in Heaven. What lessons would they teach Eddie? How might their interactions play out?
Essay Topic 3
Tala is the fifth and most important person Eddie meets in Heaven. What does she teach Eddie? Why is Tala so important in Eddie's life? Why does Albom introduce her as Eddie's last person, rather than using Marguerite, Eddie's great love?
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