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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. Schwartz describes that you often lose your sense of ______ in Western life, and you should try to make an effort to regain it.
(a) Hope.
(b) Community.
(c) Compassion.
(d) Sight.

2. Schwartz explains that you should accept some doubts about your capacity to perform what action?
(a) Seeking treatment.
(b) Changing emotions.
(c) Depending on others.
(d) Watching your own health decline.

3. Schwartz explains that, first and foremost, one must obtain what type of involvement in life?
(a) Satisfied.
(b) Active.
(c) Indifferent.
(d) Lazy.

4. Schwartz believes that it is important to not let one believe that they are _____.
(a) Indefinable.
(b) Useless.
(c) Unwanted.
(d) Unimportant.

5. Schwartz explains that even though one is losing control over the body, one can still retain control over ______.
(a) The outcome of one's disease.
(b) The mind.
(c) Family and friends.
(d) The future.

Short Answer Questions

1. Schwartz explains that one should set goals of being _____ and outgoing, even when you do not feel it.

2. Schwartz stresses that one must find their place in ____.

3. After Schwartz was diagnosed with ALS, he reestablished old relationships with whom?

4. In Chapter 8, Schwartz explains that one in declining health should find a way to maintain ______.

5. Schwartz encourages the reader to pursue _______.

Short Essay Questions

1. At the end of Chapter 7, Morrie talks about how friends and family will have a distorted image of their loved one who is suffering. Explain this distorted image.

2. In Chapter 7, Morrie discusses relationships and making new friends. Describe how Morrie's social group of friends transformed after he was diagnosed with his illness.

3. In Chapter 6, Morrie explains the importance of not becoming useless. Explain why not becoming useless is so important.

4. In Chapter 10, Morrie discusses the importance of spiritual connection. Explain Morrie's view on the importance of a spiritual connection and why one who is experiencing declining health needs this connection.

5. In Chapter 9, Morrie explains that retaining a sense of control is necessary for one in declining health. Explain the sense of control Morrie discusses.

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

7. 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

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

9. 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?

10. In Chapter 10, Morrie explains that it is extremely important for the sufferer to develop a connection with a higher power. Explain the importance behind the development of this connection with a higher power.

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