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

2. Schwartz tells the story that he regrets being mean towards whom?
(a) A close, family friend.
(b) A colleague.
(c) His wife.
(d) His father.

3. Schwartz informs his readers to not become so _____ with one's body.
(a) Preoccupied.
(b) Careless.
(c) Superstitious.
(d) Aggrevated.

4. Schwartz warns his readers that illness can have what effect on someone's life?
(a) The illness can be forgotten.
(b) The illness can be all your friends and family think about.
(c) The illness can swallow up your life.
(d) Your life can become worthless.

5. According to Schwartz, sufferers should ask friends and family in advance for a ______.
(a) Positive outlook.
(b) Daily phone call.
(c) Compassionate nudge.
(d) Daily hug.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. According to Schwartz, the third element of illness that the reader should understand is______.

4. When Schwartz first learned of his sickness, what did he decide to start?

5. Schwartz stresses the importance of ______ one's self.

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 1, Morrie Schwartz is described. Describe Schwartz's occupation and what major contribution he made to the world of psychology.

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 1, Schwartz's first four steps of living with physical limitations and life-threatening diseases are explained. Describe these first four steps.

4. 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.

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

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

7. In Chapter 2, Schwartz describes psychological vulnerability. Explain this concept.

8. In Chapter 3, Morrie focuses on grief. Explain his concept of grieving and mourning for yourself and the importance of this concept.

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

10. In Chapter 4, Morrie explains the importance of developing peace. Describe the importance of finding peace for one experiencing declining health.

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