The Five People You Meet in Heaven Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. From what had Tala been wounded?

2. Who says, "Life has to end; love doesn't."?

3. What does Eddie hear at the opening of Chapter Twelve?

4. Why was Eddie sad when he was living?

5. For what are Eddie's co-worker and estate attorney looking?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the person whose key shredded the cable connected to the Pier?

2. What was Eddie's relationship like with his father?

3. Why is the stranger Eddie meets in Chapter Eight so significant in his life?

4. Eddie's father saves Mickey Shea. Considering Mickey's actions, what does this rescue say about Eddie's father?

5. For what was Eddie supposed to save his money, instead of gambling?

6. How is Chapter Twelve used as the denouement?

7. What does the reader learn about Eddie through the short snippets describing his various birthdays?

8. What does Tala teach Eddie?

9. Explain Ruby's lesson to Eddie.

10. How does Eddie's father die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tala is the fifth and most important person Eddie meets in Heaven. What does she teach Eddie? Why is Tala so important in Eddie's life? Why does Albom introduce her as Eddie's last person, rather than using Marguerite, Eddie's great love?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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