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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. What event does Schwartz describe as only the beginning to relating to others?
(a) Wanting to be the same.
(b) Wanting to be different.
(c) Wanting new friends.
(d) Wanting to conquer the disease.

2. 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.

3. The first story written about Schwartz was printed in what newspaper?
(a) The New York Times.
(b) The Boston Globe.
(c) The Wallstreet Journal.
(d) The Chicago Daily Herald.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Schwartz explains that one can change who they are despite what new occurrence in one's life?

3. Schwartz explains that one must treat themselves as they would treat _____________.

4. After his diagnosis, Schwartz began writing _____.

5. According to the famous sociologist, what happens when social roles are taken away from a person?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. In Chapter 7, Morrie begins to discuss how one in declining health should act when relating to others. Explain Morrie's views on listening to others, when making new acquaintances

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

10. 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?

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