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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. Being involved in favorite activities will help one _____, according to Schwartz.
(a) Cope.
(b) Recover.
(c) Forget about the disease.
(d) Feel physically stronger.

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 higher power.
(c) A physician.
(d) Friends and family.

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

4. Schwartz explains that you can determine how you will respond to an event after what occurrence?
(a) An apology.
(b) An acknowledgement of previous mistakes.
(c) A temper tantrum.
(d) Your immediate, first reaction.

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

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

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

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

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

10. Schwartz explains that one must treat themselves as they would treat _____________.
(a) A mother.
(b) An enemy.
(c) A friend.
(d) A clergy member.

11. Schwartz states that even though one is ______ it does not mean that friendships cannot still be developed.
(a) Lonely.
(b) Ill.
(c) Scared.
(d) Jealous.

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

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

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

15. Schwartz explains that, first and foremost, one must obtain what type of involvement in life?
(a) Lazy.
(b) Satisfied.
(c) Active.
(d) Indifferent.

Short Answer Questions

1. The second half of the book deals with what aspect of a disease?

2. In Chapter 10, Schwartz explains that the sufferer should look for the answers to what questions?

3. In Chapter 8, Schwartz explains that it is easy to feel ____ when ill.

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

5. After his diagnosis, Schwartz began writing _____.

(see the answer keys)

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