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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. Eddie and Marguerite save money for what big event?
2. Where is Chapter Eight set?
3. When is the story set in Chapter Eleven, after the author reveals the fourth person Eddie meets in Heaven?
4. What does the reader learn about Eddie's character in Chapter Eight?
5. What does Mickey Shea do to anger Eddie's father?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Marguerite teach Eddie in Heaven?
2. How do Eddie's actions on his thirty-ninth birthday contribute to Marguerite's accident?
3. How is the person whose key shredded the cable connected to the Pier?
4. What does Tala teach Eddie?
5. Why does Ruby know all of the details of Eddie's father?
6. How does the reader know that Eddie's memory will be kept alive at the Pier?
7. Explain Ruby's lesson to Eddie.
8. Eddie washes Tala with a stone. What is the significance of this action?
9. How is Chapter Twelve used as the denouement?
10. For what was Eddie supposed to save his money, instead of gambling?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mitch Albom effectively uses symbolism throughout the novel. Discuss why his use of color as a symbol works to help deliver the impact of the rising action.
Essay Topic 2
The Blue Man tells Eddie, "That there are no random acts. That we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind." (p. 48, ll. 1-3) Show how this quote is one of the main lessons throughout the novel. Be sure to cite at least three specific examples and connect them back to the quote.
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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