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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 is the one word Eddie hears from God?
2. How old is Marguerite when she dies?
3. How does Eddie's father help Eddie?
4. For what are Eddie's co-worker and estate attorney looking?
5. For whom does Eddie's father cry when he is hospitalized?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Eddie's actions on his thirty-ninth birthday contribute to Marguerite's accident?
2. Why is a reception hall an appropriate place for Eddie to meet Marguerite in Heaven?
3. What symbols does the author use in Chapter Twelve?
4. At this point, Albom has shown the reader a span of seventy-five years in only ten, short chapters. How is Albom's storytelling effective?
5. How does the estate attorney view Eddie's life?
6. How is Eddie's and Marguerite's relationship impacted by the fallout from the track and Marguerite's accident?
7. What does the reader learn about Eddie through the short snippets describing his various birthdays?
8. How does Albom use Eddie's birthdays to pass time in Chapter Twelve?
9. How does the fifth person Eddie meets in Heaven reveal Eddie's character?
10. What was Eddie's relationship like with his father?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Marguerite tells Eddie "Life might end, but love does not." At the point in the novel that Marguerite shares this insight with Eddie, he is learning that he has made many connections with various people on earth. How might Eddie now understand that Marguerite's advice is relevant to the relationships he has had with other family members, as well as with her? How might her advice be connected to Eddie's job and relationships with the children he keeps safe?
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