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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, one must _____ the past but not forget it.
(a) Focus on.
(b) Learn from.
(c) Relive.
(d) Dismiss.

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

3. According to Schwartz, how often should one grieve and mourn for themselves?
(a) Never.
(b) Just when family members are present.
(c) Just once.
(d) Over and over again.

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

5. Where did Schwartz teach?
(a) Brandeis University.
(b) UCLA.
(c) Ohio State University.
(d) Harvard University.

6. What fantasy will help a person in declining health?
(a) The fantasy of never dying.
(b) The fantasy of having infinite time with loved ones.
(c) The fantasy of being in heaven.
(d) The fantasy of not being sick anymore.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of feelings will not go away because one is sick?

2. The best way for Schwartz to express loss is by __________.

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

4. What is the fourth aspect of the coping with illness that Schwartz suggests to his readers?

5. According to Schwartz, what is the very best way to avoid letting one's emotions spiral out of control?

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