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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. How does Eddie come across big money?
2. How old is Marguerite when she dies?
3. What does the reader learn about Eddie's character in Chapter Eight?
4. Whose key is the cause of the Freddy Fall cable being shredded?
5. What is the one word Eddie hears from God?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is the stranger Eddie meets in Chapter Eight so significant in his life?
2. Eddie washes Tala with a stone. What is the significance of this action?
3. How is Eddie's and Marguerite's relationship impacted by the fallout from the track and Marguerite's accident?
4. Describe Eddie's relationship with Joe.
5. How does Albom use Eddie's birthdays to pass time in Chapter Twelve?
6. Who is the child Eddie meets in Heaven, and why is she significant?
7. How do Eddie's actions on his thirty-ninth birthday contribute to Marguerite's accident?
8. How does the reader know that Eddie's memory will be kept alive at the Pier?
9. Why is a reception hall an appropriate place for Eddie to meet Marguerite in Heaven?
10. How is Chapter Twelve used as the denouement?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Albom changes the setting many times throughout the novel, but Ruby Pier remains as the main focus. Discuss how the Ruby Pier of Eddie's childhood, the Ruby Pier of the past, and the Ruby Pier of the present serve as effective settings for the novel.
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
Mitch Albom effectively uses his own experiences with relatives to create Eddie and his other characters. Draw connections between the people in Albom's life and those in Eddie's life. Write an essay paralleling the similarities and contrasting the differences.
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