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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does acceptance occur, according to Schwartz?
(a) It never occurs.
(b) Within a few days.
(c) Not immediately.
(d) Immediately.

2. Schwartz explains that learning to grieve for yourself is just as important as grieving for whom?
(a) Good friends.
(b) Family pets.
(c) Close family members.
(d) Anyone else.

3. Acknowledging all feelings is going to cause one to realize what information about their loved ones?
(a) Your own appreciation for them.
(b) Their undying compassion.
(c) Their love for you.
(d) How much they all really care about you.

4. According to Schwartz, what is the effect of negative feelings?
(a) Little effect.
(b) Mental illness.
(c) Physical illness.
(d) Physical and mental illnesses.

5. Chapter 5 concerns the importance of holding on to ______.
(a) The past.
(b) Loved ones.
(c) Your intelligence.
(d) The future.

Short Answer Questions

1. Schwartz warns his readers that illness can have what effect on someone's life?

2. Schwartz received a diagnosis for what disease?

3. What group of people does Schwartz describe as the least likely to ask for help?

4. Schwartz explains that focusing on _____ is not an effective form of grieving.

5. Schwartz describes the common misconception that bodily health is _____ to all humans.

Short Essay Questions

1. Using text from Chapter 3, discuss Morrie's thoughts on grief as a natural emotion.

2. Throughout Chapter 1, Schwartz talks about the importance of asking for help. Describe his reasoning behind the need for asking for help.

3. In Chapter 1, Schwartz's disease and its signs and symptoms are described. Explain his diagnosis and what is occurring in his body.

4. Explain the importance of dancing in the life of Schwartz, as explained in Chapter 2.

5. The emotional patterns of illness are explained by Schwartz in Chapter 2. Explain the significance of these patterns.

6. In Chapter 5, Morrie discusses the past. Explain why Morrie places such a major emphasize on the past, as it relates to one experiencing declining health.

7. In Chapter 3, Morrie discusses how he was able to overcome his mother's death. Explain the special circumstances that help Morrie cope.

8. At the end of Chapter 1, Schwartz discusses the importance of one not becoming obsessed with one's illness. Explain his concept behind this idea.

9. In Chapter 3, the importance of family and friends in relation to grief is explained. Discuss the connection.

10. In Chapter 3, Morrie explains that the act of crying and the emotions that go along with it have helped him to grieve. Discuss his personal experience with this concept.

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