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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. Before being diagnosed with ALS, what other disease kept Schwartz from physical activity?
(a) Arthritis.
(b) Pulmonary fibrosis.
(c) Osteoporosis.
(d) Asthma.

2. In Chapter 5, Schwartz describes relationships as being extremely _____.
(a) Complex.
(b) Emotionless.
(c) Easy to handle.
(d) Hard to keep.

3. What are the hardest opposites to handle, as described in Chapter 4?
(a) Wanting to cry and laugh at the same time.
(b) Wanting to live and die at the same time.
(c) Wanting to walk and be still at the same time.
(d) Wanting to care and be cared for at the same time.

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

5. What group of people does Schwartz describe as the least likely to ask for help?
(a) Men.
(b) Senior citizens.
(c) Middle-aged men and women.
(d) Women.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Schwartz, it is crucial that one do things ______ than before.

2. According to Schwartz, whom do we respect with grief so we can do the same for ourselves?

3. The best way for Schwartz to express loss is by __________.

4. What action does Schwartz ask his friends and family to perform when he is feeling up or down?

5. Schwartz describes the action of hiding grief as _____.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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 2, how does Schwartz explain the importance of honesty?

5. In Chapter 4, the fourth piece of advice that Morrie gives one in declining health involves comfort. Explain this advice.

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

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

8. In Chapter 2, Schwartz discusses the concept of frustration. Explain the importance of frustration as it relates to the way one handles a disease.

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

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

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