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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. Morrie Schwartz is a professor of what subject?
(a) Social psychology.
(b) Organic chemistry.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) World history.

2. Presumably, what occurrence will be counteracted by the peace one cultivates?
(a) Family concern.
(b) Physical distress.
(c) Spiritual distress.
(d) Mental distress.

3. According to Schwartz, what action should you take when feeling angry?
(a) Keep all of your emotions bottled inside.
(b) Let others know.
(c) Try to think about another emotion.
(d) Talk to a stranger about how you are feeling.

4. According to Schwartz, whom do we respect with grief so we can do the same for ourselves?
(a) The dead.
(b) Acquaintances.
(c) Our pets.
(d) Our close relatives.

5. Schwartz describes the action of hiding grief as _____.
(a) An unhealthy action.
(b) A healthy action.
(c) A false reality.
(d) A pointless action.

Short Answer Questions

1. Schwartz stresses the importance of coming to terms with __________.

2. Schwartz encourages friends and family to let the grieving person do what action in front of them?

3. According to Schwartz, it is important that the sick ask for ________ from those with whom they have had difficult relationships.

4. Schwartz struggles most with loss of what natural body function?

5. What is the second vital step that Schwartz describes in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. In Chapter 3, both good grief and bad grief are explained by Morrie. Discuss the importance of both forms of grief, as they relate to Morrie's point of view.

3. In Chapter 4, Morrie describes that acknowledging negative feelings is important. Explain what Morrie means in relation to family members and these negative feelings.

4. In Chapter 2, Schwartz explains what will most likely occur when one's illness continues to become worse. Describe what will happen to one's emotions as the illness progresses.

5. 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.

6. Using text from Chapter 4, discuss how Morrie explains contradictory feelings.

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

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

9. 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.

10. Morrie spends a lot of time discussing forgiveness. Explain the concept of forgiveness, as it is presented in Chapter 5.

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