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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 states that we must be able to _____ what is going on inside of us.
(a) Scream at others.
(b) Only discuss with healthcare workers.
(c) Share.
(d) Keep quiet.

2. In Chapter 10, Schwartz discusses that it is important for the sufferer to develop a connection with whom?
(a) Others with the same disease.
(b) A physician.
(c) Friends and family.
(d) A higher power.

3. In Chapter 6, Schwartz states that one should focus on __________.
(a) Relatives.
(b) The past.
(c) The future.
(d) Things that really matter.

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

5. Schwartz explains that one can change who they are despite what new occurrence in one's life?
(a) Being completely dependent on others.
(b) Not being able to walk.
(c) Not being able to speak.
(d) Living in an extended care facility.

6. What was Schwartz's faith throughout his childhood?
(a) Jewish.
(b) Catholic.
(c) Muslim.
(d) Protestant.

7. How many years prior to writing his book did Schwartz decide that he was not satisfied with his religious views?
(a) 15 years.
(b) 10 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 2 years.

8. Schwartz tells those in declining health that they should take on what characteristics?
(a) Jealously and honesty.
(b) Kindness and generostiy.
(c) Hopefulness and happiness.
(d) Sadness and anger.

9. What method does Schwartz use to develop a sense of detachment?
(a) He sleeps a lot.
(b) Meditation.
(c) Discussing his problems with a professional.
(d) Focuses on other activities.

10. According to Schwartz, how will one's friends and family act towards the disease?
(a) The disease never existed.
(b) The disease is better.
(c) The disease is worse than it actually is.
(d) The disease isn't important.

11. After Schwartz was diagnosed with his disease, how did his life change the most?
(a) He talked about his feelings more.
(b) He started to treat loved ones better.
(c) He became more serious.
(d) He became more active.

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

13. After his diagnosis, Schwartz began writing _____.
(a) Short stories.
(b) Aphorisms.
(c) Letters to the editor.
(d) Self-help articles.

14. According to Schwartz, relating to whom is important?
(a) Just close friends and family.
(b) Just yourself.
(c) Others and yourself.
(d) All hospital staff.

15. Chapter 8 is based on being kind to whom?
(a) Close friends.
(b) Family members.
(c) Doctors and nurses.
(d) Yourself.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Schwartz, retaining what type of sense is essential to surviving one's illness mentally?

2. Schwartz emphasizes that no matter how bad life gets, one should always keep their heart open to whom?

3. In Chapter 8, Schwartz explains that when one is sick. one can experience more ______.

4. Schwartz relates that in trying to distinguish between what you want and what you need, one should have what basic need?

5. What is the title of Buber's book?

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