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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. The article in the newspaper lead to an interview on what national news program?
(a) 60 Minutes.
(b) The Today Show.
(c) Nightline.
(d) 20-20.

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

3. What was Schwartz's faith throughout his childhood?
(a) Protestant.
(b) Catholic.
(c) Muslim.
(d) Jewish.

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

5. According to Schwartz, relating to whom is important?
(a) All hospital staff.
(b) Just close friends and family.
(c) Just yourself.
(d) Others and yourself.

Short Answer Questions

1. The first story written about Schwartz was printed in what newspaper?

2. Schwartz explains that there will be someone around to help how many hours of the day?

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

4. Schwartz stresses that one should do their best to find ways to be _____.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. 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.

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

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

7. 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.

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

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

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

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