Morrie: In His Own Words Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Morrie Schwartz
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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. As the disease continues to progress, what type of situations must one must expect to increase in occurrence?

2. Schwartz explains that focusing on _____ is not an effective form of grieving.

3. Schwartz tells the story that he regrets being mean towards whom?

4. According to Schwartz, how often should one grieve and mourn for themselves?

5. According to Schwartz, what is the first step in developing peace?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the importance of dancing in the life of Schwartz, as explained in Chapter 2.

2. Using text from Chapter 4, discuss how Morrie explains contradictory feelings.

3. In Chapter 1, Schwartz's focal point on the subject of psychology plays a major role in his life after teaching. Once Schwartz is diagnosed with his disease, how does he use his knowledge and focus in psychology to help him and others?

4. At the end of Chapter 1, Schwartz discusses the importance of one not becoming obsessed with one's illness. Explain his concept behind this idea.

5. In Chapter 5, Morrie states that one must learn from the past. Explain how this is possible.

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 5, Morrie stresses the importance of healing past relationships. Describe which past relationships should be focused on and why.

8. Using text from Chapter 3, discuss Morrie's thoughts on grief as a natural emotion.

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. In Chapter 1, Morrie Schwartz is described. Describe Schwartz's occupation and what major contribution he made to the world of psychology.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Overcoming adversity is a major theme developed throughout the book. Explain the theme of overcoming adversity. Use specific examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The theme of not being afraid to ask for help when it is needed can be found throughout the book. Explain why Schwartz believes that asking for help is not a bad action. Be sure to include specific examples from the book to fully support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Schwartz describes an extremely passionate scene from a group therapy session that he attended to help express loss. Describe this therapy session and the reward that Schwartz was able to obtain from this therapy session.

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