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

2. Schwartz explains that one may love their family while also feeling what other emotion?
(a) Strong dislike.
(b) A stronger love than usual.
(c) Indifference.
(d) Sadness.

3. What is the second vital step that Schwartz describes in Chapter 1?
(a) Prepare for a full recovery.
(b) Accept the condition.
(c) Tell your family and friends.
(d) Deny what is happening.

4. In Chapter 5, Schwartz states that one must come to terms with whom?
(a) God.
(b) All friends and family.
(c) Doctors and nurses.
(d) Those with whom you have had difficult relationships.

5. How long was Schwartz a professor?
(a) Three decades.
(b) Two decades.
(c) Four decades.
(d) Five decades.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Schwartz, what emotion results from being unable to act on an impulse to achieve an objective?

2. Presumably, what occurrence will be counteracted by the peace one cultivates?

3. According to Schwartz, what action should you take when feeling angry?

4. In Chapter 4, Schwartz explains that one's feelings are going to become _______.

5. What fantasy will help a person in declining health?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 5, Morrie discusses a relationship that he had with a colleague. Explain this relationship and the outcome.

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. In Chapter 5, Morrie stresses the importance of healing past relationships. Describe which past relationships should be focused on and why.

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

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

9. 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.

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

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