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

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

3. What action should people always take when they are diagnosed with a debilitating disease?
(a) Talk about it.
(b) Be thankful for it.
(c) Pray about it.
(d) Laugh about it.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Schwartz, what should one in declining health not do?

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

3. According to Schwartz, retaining what type of sense is essential to surviving one's illness mentally?

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

5. Schwartz states that we must be able to _____ what is going on inside of us.

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

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

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

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

9. 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.

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

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