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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 explains that even though one is losing control over the body, one can still retain control over ______.
(a) The mind.
(b) The outcome of one's disease.
(c) The future.
(d) Family and friends.

2. Schwartz stresses the importance of making ____ for yourself.
(a) Photo albums.
(b) Goals.
(c) Wishes.
(d) A final will.

3. What world changing event does Schwartz describe as having a deep influence on believing in God?
(a) World War I.
(b) Pearl Harbor.
(c) 9/11.
(d) The Holocaust.

4. Schwartz describes that being gentle to yourself is like ______ yourself.
(a) Parenting.
(b) Helping.
(c) Giving false hope to.
(d) Kidding.

5. In Chapter 10, Schwartz explains that the sufferer should look for the answers to what questions?
(a) Questions about an omnipresent God.
(b) Eternal questions about life and death.
(c) Questions about the progess of one's disease.
(d) Divine questions about a higher being.

6. Schwartz explains that by seeking God one has already established some sort of _________.
(a) Spiritual answer.
(b) Spiritual connection.
(c) Peace.
(d) Calmness.

7. According to the famous sociologist, what happens when social roles are taken away from a person?
(a) The person dies.
(b) There is no one left.
(c) One finds themself.
(d) The person is lost.

8. What event does Schwartz describe as only the beginning to relating to others?
(a) Wanting to be the same.
(b) Wanting to be different.
(c) Wanting new friends.
(d) Wanting to conquer the disease.

9. Schwartz explains that you must develop a sense of ________ where you can get a perspective on your feelings and thoughts.
(a) Emotional space.
(b) A place of serenity .
(c) A happy place.
(d) Privacy.

10. Schwartz must learn to become more _____ as the disease worsens.
(a) Dependent.
(b) Reliable.
(c) Studious.
(d) Attentive.

11. According to Schwartz, retaining what type of sense is essential to surviving one's illness mentally?
(a) Sense of control.
(b) Sense of balance.
(c) Sense of reality.
(d) Sense of touch.

12. Schwartz relates that in trying to distinguish between what you want and what you need, one should have what basic need?
(a) The need to change.
(b) The need to make other like you.
(c) The need to feel connected to others.
(d) The need to listen and not talk.

13. In order to develop new relationships, one must be __________.
(a) Vulnerable and emotional.
(b) Kind and approachable.
(c) Hopeful and generous.
(d) Loving and open to sharing.

14. In Chapter 10, Schwartz advises the reader to discover what you find _____.
(a) Powerful.
(b) Special.
(c) Divine.
(d) Worthwhile.

15. Who is Martin Buber, as discussed in Chapter 8?
(a) A Jewish philosopher.
(b) One of Morrie's former students.
(c) A famous theologian.
(d) Morrie's doctor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What human trait is difficult to have in the face of pain?

2. How does mediation help Schwartz feel?

3. Schwartz explains that one should set goals of being _____ and outgoing, even when you do not feel it.

4. According to Schwartz, relating to whom is important?

5. Schwartz encourages the reader to pursue _______.

(see the answer keys)

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