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

2. In Chapter 8, Schwartz explains that it is easy to feel ____ when ill.
(a) Angry,
(b) Disgusted with yourself.
(c) Hopeful.
(d) Helpless.

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) Sight.
(b) Community.
(c) Hope.
(d) Compassion.

4. Schwartz explains that one is more likely to be absorbed by which state?
(a) Spiritual.
(b) Social.
(c) Physical.
(d) Emotional.

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

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

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

8. What is the title of Buber's book?
(a) "Thou and you."
(b) "Thou and Myself."
(c) "I and Thou."
(d) "You and Me."

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

10. Schwartz stresses that one must find their place in ____.
(a) The arms of others.
(b) Life.
(c) Death.
(d) The hospital.

11. 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) Your immediate, first reaction.
(d) A temper tantrum.

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

13. Schwartz explains that you should accept some doubts about your capacity to perform what action?
(a) Changing emotions.
(b) Seeking treatment.
(c) Watching your own health decline.
(d) Depending on others.

14. After Schwartz was diagnosed with ALS, he reestablished old relationships with whom?
(a) Former colleagues.
(b) Former lovers.
(c) Former employees.
(d) Former students.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Schwartz explains that, first and foremost, one must obtain what type of involvement in life?

2. Schwartz encourages the reader to pursue _______.

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

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

5. What did Schwartz say about the teachings at an Orthodox Synagogue?

(see the answer keys)

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