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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 stresses the importance of making ____ for yourself.
(a) Wishes.
(b) A final will.
(c) Goals.
(d) Photo albums.

2. Schwartz states that even though one is ______ it does not mean that friendships cannot still be developed.
(a) Scared.
(b) Jealous.
(c) Ill.
(d) Lonely.

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

4. Schwartz describes that being gentle to yourself is like ______ yourself.
(a) Parenting.
(b) Giving false hope to.
(c) Helping.
(d) Kidding.

5. How does mediation help Schwartz feel?
(a) Compassionate towards others.
(b) Optimistic.
(c) Happy and satisfied.
(d) Calm and centered.

Short Answer Questions

1. Schwartz explains that you can determine how you will respond to an event after what occurrence?

2. According to Schwartz, how many new friends did he make because of his illness?

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

4. According to Schwartz, figuring out what activities one should do requires knowing what aspect of one's life?

5. In Chapter 8, Schwartz explains that when one is sick. one can experience more ______.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 8, Morrie explains his actions in relation to Martin Buber's thoughts. Describe what concepts and ideas of Buber's that Morrie found significant.

3. 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.

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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