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

2. Schwartz explains that many of us are too hard on ourselves for our _____.
(a) Failures.
(b) Prognosis.
(c) Loved-ones.
(d) Past.

3. According to Schwartz, one must _____ the past but not forget it.
(a) Learn from.
(b) Relive.
(c) Dismiss.
(d) Focus on.

4. Schwartz states that you should be honest about what to those around you?
(a) When your doctor gives an estimation of how much time one has left.
(b) When you are in a bad mood.
(c) When your doctor gives you a bad prognosis.
(d) When you are feeling worse.

5. According to Schwartz, one in declining health must accept that they will never again be physically ______.
(a) Stable.
(b) Unstable.
(c) Comfortable.
(d) Conscious.

Short Answer Questions

1. Morrie Schwartz is a professor of what subject?

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

3. Schwartz received a diagnosis for what disease?

4. In Chapter 5, Schwartz discusses the importance of _____________.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 5, Morrie discusses the concept of living one's past positively. Explain how one is able to live their past positively, according to Morrie.

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

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

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

6. In Chapter 4, the concept of acceptance is developed. Explain the importance of acceptance, as described by Morrie.

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

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

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

10. 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.

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