Morrie: In His Own Words Test | Final 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. What human trait is difficult to have in the face of pain?

2. Today, what religion does Schwartz find himself drawn to?

3. In Chapter 6, Schwartz states that one should focus on __________.

4. After his diagnosis, Schwartz began writing _____.

5. What did Schwartz say about the teachings at an Orthodox Synagogue?

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 10, Morrie explains that it is extremely important for the sufferer to develop a connection with a higher power. Explain the importance behind the development of this connection with a higher power.

3. 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.

4. At the end of Chapter 7, Morrie talks about how friends and family will have a distorted image of their loved one who is suffering. Explain this distorted image.

5. In Chapter 9, Morrie stresses the importance of detachment from the disease. Explain why this detachment is so important to Morrie. What personally helps Morrie form this sense of detachment?

6. In Chapter 9, Morrie states that one must be a witness to themselves. Explain what Morrie means by this statement.

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 9, Morrie explains that retaining a sense of control is necessary for one in declining health. Explain the sense of control Morrie discusses.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Chapter 1, background information is given about Schwartz, and the progress of his disease is explained. Give a detailed explanation of Schwartz's background. Describe what makes him so qualified to write a book like "Morrie: In His Own Words." Finally, discuss the progress of Schwartz's loss of physical power and the mental and physical feelings associated with the loss of power.

Essay Topic 3

A major elements of Schwartz writing is the internal conflict of man versus man. More specifically it is Morrie versus his own health. Explain this conflict. What various emotions does Morrie display due to the impact his health is having on his physical limitations?

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