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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's father help Eddie?
2. Who is Tala?
3. How does Eddie help to make Tala whole again?
4. From what had Tala been wounded?
5. What is the final lesson taught in The Five People You Meet in Heaven?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the reader know that Eddie's memory will be kept alive at the Pier?
2. Why is the stranger Eddie meets in Chapter Eight so significant in his life?
3. Why is a reception hall an appropriate place for Eddie to meet Marguerite in Heaven?
4. For what was Eddie supposed to save his money, instead of gambling?
5. Is the estate attorney's view of Eddie accurate? Why or why not?
6. How do Eddie's actions on his thirty-ninth birthday contribute to Marguerite's accident?
7. Clearly, Chapter thirteen is used as the falling action for the reader. How is Tala's lesson a resolution for Eddie, as well?
8. How does the estate attorney view Eddie's life?
9. Eddie's father saves Mickey Shea. Considering Mickey's actions, what does this rescue say about Eddie's father?
10. Explain Ruby's lesson to Eddie.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
The theme of childhood innocence clearly plays an essential role in this novel as related to the life of the protagonist. Identify several examples of how childhood innocence helps to teach Eddie about the importance of his own life.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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