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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 happens between Eddie and his father?
2. What does the reader learn about Eddie's character in Chapter Eight?
3. What is the result of Marguerite's hospitalization?
4. What does Eddie feel that ultimately brings him peace?
5. How does Eddie feel about his father?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is the estate attorney's view of Eddie accurate? Why or why not?
2. Eddie's father saves Mickey Shea. Considering Mickey's actions, what does this rescue say about Eddie's father?
3. How is Eddie's and Marguerite's relationship impacted by the fallout from the track and Marguerite's accident?
4. Who is the child Eddie meets in Heaven, and why is she significant?
5. How does the reader know that Eddie's memory will be kept alive at the Pier?
6. How is Chapter Twelve used as the denouement?
7. Why is the stranger Eddie meets in Chapter Eight so significant in his life?
8. What was Eddie's relationship like with his father?
9. What does the reader learn about Eddie through the short snippets describing his various birthdays?
10. Why is a reception hall an appropriate place for Eddie to meet Marguerite in Heaven?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Captain tells Eddie, "When you sacrifice something that is precious, you don't actually lose it. " (Chapter 7) How is the Captain's statement relevant to Eddie's entire life, not just to his leg injury? Be sure to cite at least three examples.
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
Albom includes the time Eddie serves in the war as an important part of Eddie's life. How is Eddie's emotional state similar to the physical destruction caused by war? How does Eddie finally make peace with himself throughout the novel?
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