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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. After his diagnosis, Schwartz began writing _____.
(a) Aphorisms.
(b) Short stories.
(c) Letters to the editor.
(d) Self-help articles.

2. What does Schwartz describe as the most difficult event in relating to others?
(a) Changing how you feel.
(b) Telling others about your disease.
(c) Telling others about your past.
(d) Changing how you behave.

3. What world changing event does Schwartz describe as having a deep influence on believing in God?
(a) The Holocaust.
(b) World War I.
(c) 9/11.
(d) Pearl Harbor.

4. Schwartz explains that you must develop a sense of ________ where you can get a perspective on your feelings and thoughts.
(a) A place of serenity .
(b) Emotional space.
(c) A happy place.
(d) Privacy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The second half of the book deals with what aspect of a disease?

2. Schwartz explains that in current society those with a disease are treating it in what manner?

3. What action must an individual take to have others talk to them more?

4. Schwartz relates that in trying to distinguish between what you want and what you need, one should have what basic need?

5. Schwartz believes that it is important to not let one believe that they are _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 6, the reader learns how Morrie started writing. Discuss what Morrie wrote and why he started writing.

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

3. In Chapter 8, Morrie stresses the importance of having time alone. Explain why alone time is so important to someone who is ill.

4. In Chapter 7, Morrie discusses how one in declining health should act when trying to relate to others. Explain the traits that Morrie states one should have when relating to others.

5. 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?

6. In Chapter 8, Morrie explains that privacy is a major issue to one in declining health. Explain why privacy is so important.

7. 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?

8. In Chapter 8, Morrie discusses the importance of relating to one's self. Explain Morrie's thoughts on relating to one's self.

9. 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.

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

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