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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. In Chapter 5, Schwartz discusses the importance of _____________.
(a) Talking to loved ones.
(b) Reminiscing.
(c) Forgetting.
(d) Relieving pain.

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

3. As described in Chapter 2, ______ helps Schwartz deal with his disease.
(a) Playing the piano.
(b) Humor.
(c) His grandchildren.
(d) Happy movies.

4. In Chapter 4, Schwartz expresses the importance of acknowledging what type of feelings?
(a) Feelings of lust.
(b) Negative feelings.
(c) Positive feelings.
(d) Feelings of resentment.

5. In Chapter 4, what kind of peace does Schwartz encourage the sufferer to cultivate?
(a) Spiritual and emotional.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Emotional.
(d) Mental and emotional.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Schwartz suggest one in declining health deal with anger?

2. According to Schwartz, how does our society feel about death?

3. According to Schwartz, what is the effect of negative feelings?

4. Schwartz explains that the caretaker should follow the sick person's ______.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

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. 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.

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

6. In Chapter 1, Schwartz's focal point on the subject of psychology plays a major role in his life after teaching. Once Schwartz is diagnosed with his disease, how does he use his knowledge and focus in psychology to help him and others?

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

8. In Chapter 5, Morrie states that one must learn from the past. Explain how this is possible.

9. Explain what Morrie describes as the most difficult concept to handle when in declining health.

10. 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.

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