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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 8, Schwartz explains that one in declining health should find a way to maintain ______.
(a) Relationships.
(b) Communication.
(c) Privacy.
(d) Friendships.

2. According to Schwartz, increasing what type of control requires understanding why you are doing what you are doing?
(a) Control over the outcome of the disease.
(b) Emotional control.
(c) Control over the physical body.
(d) Control over the mind.

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

4. Schwartz refers to what sociologist when discussing social roles?
(a) Max Weber.
(b) Erving Goffman.
(c) Martin Luther King Jr.
(d) Karl Marx.

5. Schwartz explains that one should be __________ involved in favorite activities.
(a) The same as before the diagnosis.
(b) Passionately.
(c) Not involved.
(d) Somewhat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Schwartz explains that one should not try to change _________.

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

3. What human trait is difficult to have in the face of pain?

4. In Chapter 6, Schwartz states that one should focus on __________.

5. Schwartz describes that you often lose your sense of ______ in Western life, and you should try to make an effort to regain it.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 8, Morrie discusses Martin Buber. Who is Buber, and what significance does he have to Morrie?

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. In Chapter 6, Morrie discusses suffering. Briefly discuss Morrie's view on suffering and how it relates to one experiencing declining health.

7. 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.

8. In Chapter 7, Morrie explains the differences between knowing what you want and what you need. Explain Morrie's concept of basic need.

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

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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