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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. When seeking help with the disease, Schwartz finally decided to talk to whom?
(a) His son.
(b) A psychiatrist.
(c) One of his students.
(d) A pastor.

2. According to Schwartz, one should accept the past as _____.
(a) Complete.
(b) The future.
(c) The past.
(d) Unchangable.

3. Grief is what type of an emotion?
(a) Unnecessary.
(b) Natural.
(c) Unnatural.
(d) Useless.

4. Chapter 5 concerns the importance of holding on to ______.
(a) Loved ones.
(b) The past.
(c) The future.
(d) Your intelligence.

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

6. What are the hardest opposites to handle, as described in Chapter 4?
(a) Wanting to cry and laugh at the same time.
(b) Wanting to live and die at the same time.
(c) Wanting to care and be cared for at the same time.
(d) Wanting to walk and be still at the same time.

7. In Chapter 4, Schwartz explains that one's feelings are going to become _______.
(a) Nonexistent.
(b) Stable.
(c) Unhealthy.
(d) Contradictory.

8. According to Schwartz, what action should you take when feeling angry?
(a) Let others know.
(b) Try to think about another emotion.
(c) Talk to a stranger about how you are feeling.
(d) Keep all of your emotions bottled inside.

9. Acknowledging all feelings is going to cause one to realize what information about their loved ones?
(a) Your own appreciation for them.
(b) Their love for you.
(c) How much they all really care about you.
(d) Their undying compassion.

10. Schwartz describes the common misconception that bodily health is _____ to all humans.
(a) Necessary.
(b) Perfect.
(c) Not commom.
(d) Owed.

11. Schwartz views grief as a way of giving respect to __________.
(a) Your family.
(b) Your friends.
(c) Life.
(d) Your self.

12. In Chapter 1, Living with Physical Limitation, Schwartz advises the reader that they will first recognize ________.
(a) Memory loss.
(b) Restraint in natural impulses.
(c) Intense pain.
(d) Lessening or loss of physical power.

13. Schwartz explains that one may love their family while also feeling what other emotion?
(a) Indifference.
(b) A stronger love than usual.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Strong dislike.

14. Schwartz explains that it is important for relationships to be ______.
(a) Full of love.
(b) Open.
(c) Difficult to maintain.
(d) Concealed.

15. Schwartz encourages friends and family to let the grieving person do what action in front of them?
(a) Cry.
(b) Complain.
(c) Make a will.
(d) Sit in silence.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Schwartz, what is the effect of negative feelings?

2. Schwartz explains that the caretaker should follow the sick person's ______.

3. What does Schwartz have to learn to control to avoid falling?

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

5. Schwartz states that there will be times when one is psychologically ________ due to one's illness.

(see the answer keys)

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