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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 does the reader learn about Eddie's character in Chapter Eight?
2. Who tries to save Mickey Shea from drowning?
3. How does Eddie's father help Eddie?
4. What is the final lesson taught in The Five People You Meet in Heaven?
5. What does Eddie realize about his life as a maintenance worker, after speaking with Tala?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the reader learn about Eddie through the short snippets describing his various birthdays?
2. Is the estate attorney's view of Eddie accurate? Why or why not?
3. How does Eddie feel when he returns home from the VA hospital?
4. Explain Ruby's lesson to Eddie.
5. How does Eddie's father die?
6. Eddie's father saves Mickey Shea. Considering Mickey's actions, what does this rescue say about Eddie's father?
7. Eddie washes Tala with a stone. What is the significance of this action?
8. What does Marguerite teach Eddie in Heaven?
9. How does the fifth person Eddie meets in Heaven reveal Eddie's character?
10. How do Eddie's actions on his thirty-ninth birthday contribute to Marguerite's accident?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about the concept of Heaven. What is your idea of Heaven? What was Eddie's expectation, before meeting the Blue Man? How does Eddie's actual journey through Heaven compare to your own thoughts of such a place?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is didactic in nature. Cite and discuss three lessons that resonate with you. First, identify their relevance in the novel. Then, discuss these lessons as they impacted you. If you do not have three particularly favorite lessons, identify the three lessons that would apply to most people in today's society.
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