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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 warns his readers that illness can have what effect on someone's life?
(a) The illness can be all your friends and family think about.
(b) Your life can become worthless.
(c) The illness can be forgotten.
(d) The illness can swallow up your life.

2. Schwartz explains that the caretaker should follow the sick person's ______.
(a) Initiative.
(b) Dreams.
(c) Requests.
(d) Daily schedule.

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

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

5. What group of people does Schwartz describe as the least likely to ask for help?
(a) Senior citizens.
(b) Middle-aged men and women.
(c) Women.
(d) Men.

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

7. Schwartz states that you should be honest about what to those around you?
(a) When your doctor gives an estimation of how much time one has left.
(b) When your doctor gives you a bad prognosis.
(c) When you are in a bad mood.
(d) When you are feeling worse.

8. As the disease continues to progress, what type of situations must one must expect to increase in occurrence?
(a) Stressful situations.
(b) Meaningful situations.
(c) Hopeful situations.
(d) Scary situations.

9. The best way for Schwartz to express loss is by __________.
(a) Crying.
(b) Going to therapy.
(c) Screaming.
(d) Not talking about the issue.

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

11. Even though Schwartz is not able to dance when he hears music, he is described as still being able to ______.
(a) Sing along with the music.
(b) Play the guitar.
(c) Play the piano.
(d) Enjoy music.

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

13. Schwartz explains that focusing on _____ is not an effective form of grieving.
(a) Regret.
(b) Good grief.
(c) Past decisions.
(d) Emotions.

14. Schwartz watches what part of his body deteriorate slowly?
(a) His nerves.
(b) His sense of hearing.
(c) His sense of taste.
(d) His sight.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Schwartz describes the action of hiding grief as _____.

2. According to Schwartz, one in declining health should enjoy being _____________.

3. Schwartz states the important point that when one grieves for what has been lost, it is also important to _____.

4. According to Schwartz, one in declining health must accept that they will never again be physically ______.

5. Schwartz explains that one must struggle to not ______ the past.

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