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

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

3. What type of feelings will not go away because one is sick?
(a) Love.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Anger and resentment.
(d) Hope.

4. How does one handle stressful emotions, according to Schwartz?
(a) By informing friends and family that help is needed.
(b) By relaxing and accepting that achievement is going to come later than expected.
(c) By seeking professional help.
(d) By releasing anger.

5. Schwartz explains that many of us are too hard on ourselves for our _____.
(a) Loved-ones.
(b) Failures.
(c) Prognosis.
(d) Past.

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

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

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

9. What does Schwartz have to learn to control to avoid falling?
(a) His urge to sleepwalk.
(b) His ability to stand.
(c) His natural implusiveness.
(d) His need to get in his car.

10. In Chapter 5, Schwartz describes relationships as being extremely _____.
(a) Hard to keep.
(b) Easy to handle.
(c) Complex.
(d) Emotionless.

11. While in a therapy session, Schwartz volunteers to act out what scene?
(a) The happiness moment of his life.
(b) A scene from the loss of his child.
(c) His own death.
(d) A scene from his mother's death.

12. Schwartz stresses the importance of coming to terms with __________.
(a) Your own prognosis.
(b) The past.
(c) Declining health.
(d) The future.

13. Schwartz stresses the importance of ______ one's self.
(a) Keeping,
(b) Not forgetting.
(c) Remembering.
(d) Forgiving.

14. According to Schwartz, sufferers should ask friends and family in advance for a ______.
(a) Positive outlook.
(b) Compassionate nudge.
(c) Daily phone call.
(d) Daily hug.

15. Schwartz informs his readers to not become so _____ with one's body.
(a) Preoccupied.
(b) Superstitious.
(c) Aggrevated.
(d) Careless.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4, what kind of peace does Schwartz encourage the sufferer to cultivate?

2. Even though Schwartz is not able to dance when he hears music, he is described as still being able to ______.

3. Chapter 5 concerns the importance of holding on to ______.

4. Schwartz describes the common misconception that bodily health is _____ to all humans.

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

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