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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 must learn to become more _____ as the disease worsens.
(a) Attentive.
(b) Studious.
(c) Reliable.
(d) Dependent.

2. How does mediation help Schwartz feel?
(a) Compassionate towards others.
(b) Optimistic.
(c) Happy and satisfied.
(d) Calm and centered.

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

4. 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.

5. What event does Schwartz describe as only the beginning to relating to others?
(a) Wanting to be different.
(b) Wanting to be the same.
(c) Wanting new friends.
(d) Wanting to conquer the disease.

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

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

8. Schwartz explains that even though one is losing control over the body, one can still retain control over ______.
(a) The mind.
(b) Family and friends.
(c) The outcome of one's disease.
(d) The future.

9. According to Schwartz, how many new friends did he make because of his illness?
(a) Two or three.
(b) Nine or ten.
(c) Six or seven.
(d) Four or five.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. According to Schwartz in Chapter 9, what two actions will one have to perform when health is declining?
(a) Seek a higher spitual being and pray.
(b) Attend doctor appointments and discuss the problems.
(c) Seek treatment and attempt recovery.
(d) Participate and observe what is occuring in your body.

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

14. Schwartz refers to what sociologist when discussing social roles?
(a) Max Weber.
(b) Karl Marx.
(c) Erving Goffman.
(d) Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What action should people always take when they are diagnosed with a debilitating disease?

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

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

4. Schwartz explains that one should be __________ involved in favorite activities.

5. According to Schwartz, increasing what type of control requires understanding why you are doing what you are doing?

(see the answer keys)

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