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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 4, how does Schwartz describe fantasy as a coping device?
2. According to Schwartz, how often should one grieve and mourn for themselves?
3. When does acceptance occur, according to Schwartz?
4. In Chapter 4, what kind of peace does Schwartz encourage the sufferer to cultivate?
5. The best way for Schwartz to express loss is by __________.
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 3, Morrie explains that the act of crying and the emotions that go along with it have helped him to grieve. Discuss his personal experience with this concept.
2. In Chapter 3, the importance of family and friends in relation to grief is explained. Discuss the connection.
3. In Chapter 4, Morrie describes that acknowledging negative feelings is important. Explain what Morrie means in relation to family members and these negative feelings.
4. In Chapter 5, Morrie discusses the past. Explain why Morrie places such a major emphasize on the past, as it relates to one experiencing declining health.
5. Morrie spends a lot of time discussing forgiveness. Explain the concept of forgiveness, as it is presented in Chapter 5.
6. In Chapter 3, Morrie discusses how he was able to overcome his mother's death. Explain the special circumstances that help Morrie cope.
7. In Chapter 1, Schwartz's first four steps of living with physical limitations and life-threatening diseases are explained. Describe these first four steps.
8. In Chapter 2, how does Schwartz explain the importance of honesty?
9. In Chapter 2, Schwartz discusses the concept of frustration. Explain the importance of frustration as it relates to the way one handles a disease.
10. Throughout Chapter 1, Schwartz talks about the importance of asking for help. Describe his reasoning behind the need for asking for help.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Morrie Schwartz has a definite target audience for his book "Morrie: In His Own Words." Describe Schwartz's intended audience. Give specific examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Morrie Schwartz's purpose for writing this book is deeply inspirational. Describe his purpose for the book, including what he wants as the ultimate result from those in declining health who have read his book.
Essay Topic 3
Schwartz incorporates the philosophies of Martin Buber into to his book. Discuss the philosophies of Buber. Also, explain why Schwartz felt Buber's philosophies helped describe the idea that one in declining health needs to be kind to one's self.
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