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Morrie Schwartz
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Schwartz states the important point that when one grieves for what has been lost, it is also important to _____.
(a) Focus on what lies ahead.
(b) Try to forget one's declining health.
(c) Remember the past.
(d) Cherish what remains.

2. According to Schwartz, whom do we respect with grief so we can do the same for ourselves?
(a) Our close relatives.
(b) Acquaintances.
(c) The dead.
(d) Our pets.

3. Schwartz recognizes that _____ are associated with the more difficult periods of the disease.
(a) Emotional patterns.
(b) Glimpses of hope.
(c) Periods of silence.
(d) Periods of deep depression.

4. How does Schwartz suggest one in declining health deal with anger?
(a) Try to forget about it.
(b) Let it pass.
(c) Talk about it with others.
(d) Continue to let it grow.

5. Schwartz uses his feelings of mourning as a source of ______.
(a) Strength.
(b) New emotion.
(c) Regression.
(d) Weakness.

6. Presumably, what occurrence will be counteracted by the peace one cultivates?
(a) Physical distress.
(b) Spiritual distress.
(c) Family concern.
(d) Mental distress.

7. According to Schwartz, one in declining health should enjoy being _____________.
(a) Not comfortable at all.
(b) Too comfortable.
(c) Comfortable enough.
(d) Uncomfortable.

8. According to Schwartz, the third element of illness that the reader should understand is______.
(a) The most basic activities will become more difficult.
(b) Acceptance that you have a short time left with friends and family.
(c) Acceptance of the disease.
(d) There is a small chance that a full recovery is possible.

9. In Chapter 4, how does Schwartz describe fantasy as a coping device?
(a) Ineffective.
(b) Not worth the pain.
(c) Guaranteed.
(d) Very good.

10. Schwartz explains that one may want what occurrence to happen?
(a) A bad prognosis.
(b) Death.
(c) Unexplained happiness.
(d) Silence from friends and family.

11. According to Schwartz, when fantasy becomes ____________, one should come back to reality.
(a) Joyful.
(b) Painful.
(c) Incessant.
(d) Sad.

12. According to Schwartz, what is the very best way to avoid letting one's emotions spiral out of control?
(a) Talk to friends about the disease.
(b) Ask for help.
(c) Keep a journal.
(d) Join a support group.

13. Schwartz received a diagnosis for what disease?
(a) Pulmonary fibrous.
(b) ALS.
(c) Brain cancer.
(d) Parkinson's disease.

14. Schwartz explains that learning to grieve for yourself is just as important as grieving for whom?
(a) Close family members.
(b) Good friends.
(c) Anyone else.
(d) Family pets.

15. Morrie Schwartz is a professor of what subject?
(a) Social psychology.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Organic chemistry.
(d) World history.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, Schwartz describes relationships as being extremely _____.

2. How does one handle stressful emotions, according to Schwartz?

3. Grief is a form release that can help one feel _____.

4. Schwartz tells the story that he regrets being mean towards whom?

5. In Chapter 1, Living with Physical Limitation, Schwartz advises the reader that they will first recognize ________.

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