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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, what should one in declining health not do?
(a) Criticize yourself.
(b) Ask for help when needed.
(c) Think that you will survive the disease.
(d) Pat yourself on back.

2. Schwartz explains that one must treat themselves in what manner?
(a) As if one is invincible.
(b) Compassionate.
(c) Tough.
(d) Gently.

3. What action is difficult when others are around?
(a) Healing.
(b) Thinking.
(c) Concentrating.
(d) Communicating with yourself.

4. In Chapter 10, Schwartz advises the reader to discover what you find _____.
(a) Special.
(b) Powerful.
(c) Divine.
(d) Worthwhile.

5. According to Schwartz, how will one's friends and family act towards the disease?
(a) The disease never existed.
(b) The disease isn't important.
(c) The disease is better.
(d) The disease is worse than it actually is.

Short Answer Questions

1. Schwartz emphasizes that no matter how bad life gets, one should always keep their heart open to whom?

2. Chapter 8 is based on being kind to whom?

3. In Buber's book, an ideal relationship with another is portrayed where both are ________ .

4. According to Schwartz, relating to whom is important?

5. Being involved in favorite activities will help one _____, according to Schwartz.

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 7, Morrie stresses the importance of sharing how one feels with others. Describe Morrie's concept of sharing and how it relates to those in declining health.

2. In Chapter 9, Morrie explains the importance of "emotional space." What is emotional space, and why is it important to one experiencing declining health?

3. In Chapter 6, Morrie encourages his reader to become more active. Discuss how one in declining health should pursue activities.

4. In Chapter 9, Morrie stresses the importance of detachment from the disease. Explain why this detachment is so important to Morrie. What personally helps Morrie form this sense of detachment?

5. In Chapter 10, Morrie describes his past religious experiences. What was Morrie's childhood religion? What worldwide event changed his religious views?

6. In Chapter 8, Morrie discusses newly found freedom of being whom you want to be. Explain this freedom and why it suddenly occurs.

7. In Chapter 10, Morrie encourages his reader to discover what is divine. What event made Morrie find what he thought was divine? How did his views on life change?

8. In Chapter 7, Morrie begins to discuss how one in declining health should act when relating to others. Explain Morrie's views on listening to others, when making new acquaintances

9. In Chapter 6, Morrie discusses the sociologist Erving Goffman. Explain how Morrie incorporates Goffman's theories into his own ideas.

10. At the end of Chapter 6, Morrie explains how he became well-known. Explain the process which leads to Morrie being in the public eye.

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