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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, increasing what type of control requires understanding why you are doing what you are doing?
(a) Control over the physical body.
(b) Emotional control.
(c) Control over the outcome of the disease.
(d) Control over the mind.

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

3. What does Schwartz describe as the most difficult event in relating to others?
(a) Changing how you feel.
(b) Changing how you behave.
(c) Telling others about your disease.
(d) Telling others about your past.

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

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

6. In Chapter 8, Schwartz explains that one in declining health should find a way to maintain ______.
(a) Friendships.
(b) Communication.
(c) Privacy.
(d) Relationships.

7. Schwartz explains that one should not try to change _________.
(a) Too quickly.
(b) Without giving notice.
(c) At a snail's pace.
(d) Too slowly.

8. Whom does Schwartz meet who influences him to get into meditation?
(a) A Hindu.
(b) A Catholic Priest.
(c) An Indian philosopher.
(d) A Buddhist.

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

10. Schwartz describes that you often lose your sense of ______ in Western life, and you should try to make an effort to regain it.
(a) Community.
(b) Compassion.
(c) Sight.
(d) Hope.

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

12. What loss is a risk of physical infirmity?
(a) Losing one's sense of purpose.
(b) Losing sight of the future.
(c) Losing recognition of familiar faces.
(d) Losing past memories.

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

14. Schwartz explains that one should be __________ involved in favorite activities.
(a) Not involved.
(b) The same as before the diagnosis.
(c) Passionately.
(d) Somewhat.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Schwartz explains that one in declining health must act as a ______ to one's self.

2. Schwartz stresses that one must find their place in ____.

3. According to Schwartz, what should one in declining health not do?

4. The goal of Buber's portrayal in his book is to keep those involved in the relationship from losing what important quality?

5. Schwartz explains that there will be someone around to help how many hours of the day?

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