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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. According to Schwartz, how does our society feel about death?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Accepting.
(c) Horrified.
(d) Angry.

2. 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) There is a small chance that a full recovery is possible.
(d) Acceptance of the disease.

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

4. Schwartz has a breakdown nearly how long after the most tragic event of his life?
(a) 6 months.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 25 years.
(d) 50 years.

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

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

7. According to Schwartz, one in declining health must accept that they will never again be physically ______.
(a) Comfortable.
(b) Conscious.
(c) Unstable.
(d) Stable.

8. Before being diagnosed with ALS, what other disease kept Schwartz from physical activity?
(a) Asthma.
(b) Osteoporosis.
(c) Pulmonary fibrosis.
(d) Arthritis.

9. What method does Schwartz use to express his feelings about the progress of his disease?
(a) He writes the feelings down or talks into a tape recorder.
(b) His friends keep a journal for Morrie.
(c) He video tapes himself.
(d) He asks friends and family to write down his thoughts.

10. What is the fourth aspect of the coping with illness that Schwartz suggests to his readers?
(a) One must accept that their life is coming to an end.
(b) Basic tasks are going to become more difficult.
(c) Friends and family must be told about the illness.
(d) One must never be afraid to ask for help.

11. In Chapter 4, Schwartz expresses the importance of acknowledging what type of feelings?
(a) Feelings of resentment.
(b) Feelings of lust.
(c) Positive feelings.
(d) Negative feelings.

12. Schwartz states that one will _____ emotionally during an illness.
(a) Improve.
(b) Advance.
(c) Freeze.
(d) Regress.

13. Schwartz describes the action of hiding grief as _____.
(a) A false reality.
(b) An unhealthy action.
(c) A pointless action.
(d) A healthy action.

14. Schwartz discusses the importance of not ____________the past.
(a) Embracing.
(b) Forgetting.
(c) Ignoring.
(d) Reliving.

15. How long was Schwartz a professor?
(a) Three decades.
(b) Four decades.
(c) Two decades.
(d) Five decades.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does acceptance occur, according to Schwartz?

2. Schwartz stresses the importance of coming to terms with __________.

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

4. Schwartz views grief as a way of giving respect to __________.

5. According to Schwartz, sufferers should ask friends and family in advance for a ______.

(see the answer keys)

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