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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 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.

2. What is the second vital step that Schwartz describes in Chapter 1?
(a) Deny what is happening.
(b) Accept the condition.
(c) Prepare for a full recovery.
(d) Tell your family and friends.

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

4. When does acceptance occur, according to Schwartz?
(a) Not immediately.
(b) Immediately.
(c) It never occurs.
(d) Within a few days.

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

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

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

8. According to Schwartz, what is the most constant feeling one has when in declining health?
(a) Fear.
(b) Depression.
(c) Frustration.
(d) Hope.

9. In Chapter 4, what kind of peace does Schwartz encourage the sufferer to cultivate?
(a) Spiritual and emotional.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Mental and emotional.
(d) Spiritual.

10. When Schwartz first learned of his sickness, what did he decide to start?
(a) Documenting his declining health.
(b) A charity foundation.
(c) An annual blood drive.
(d) Informing others that he would survive this disease.

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

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

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

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

15. According to Schwartz, what is the effect of negative feelings?
(a) Little effect.
(b) Physical illness.
(c) Physical and mental illnesses.
(d) Mental illness.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, Schwartz describes relationships as being extremely _____.

2. Schwartz explains that learning to grieve for yourself is just as important as grieving for whom?

3. What fantasy will help a person in declining health?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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