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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. Eventually, what faith does Schwartz embrace?
(a) Agnostic.
(b) Atheist.
(c) Polytheist.
(d) Monotheist.

2. Schwartz explains that one should set goals of being _____ and outgoing, even when you do not feel it.
(a) Compassionate.
(b) Cheerful.
(c) Calm.
(d) Nice.

3. 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) Friends and family.
(d) A physician.

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

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

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

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

8. According to Schwartz, what should one in declining health not do?
(a) Think that you will survive the disease.
(b) Ask for help when needed.
(c) Criticize yourself.
(d) Pat yourself on back.

9. Today, what religion does Schwartz find himself drawn to?
(a) Jewish mysticism.
(b) Catholicism.
(c) Atheistic views.
(d) Protestant teachings.

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

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

12. Schwartz explains that in current society those with a disease are treating it in what manner?
(a) As if they have a form of a shortcoming.
(b) As if they are mentally slow.
(c) As if they will die the next die.
(d) As if they are contagious.

13. What action should people always take when they are diagnosed with a debilitating disease?
(a) Be thankful for it.
(b) Pray about it.
(c) Laugh about it.
(d) Talk about it.

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

15. 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 isn't important.
(d) The disease is worse than it actually is.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Schwartz explains that you should accept some doubts about your capacity to perform what action?

3. Schwartz describes that you often lose your sense of ______ in Western life, and you should try to make an effort to regain it.

4. Schwartz explains that by seeking God one has already established some sort of _________.

5. Schwartz explains that even though one is losing control over the body, one can still retain control over ______.

(see the answer keys)

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