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 loss is a risk of physical infirmity?

2. What action must an individual take to have others talk to them more?

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

4. Schwartz stresses that one should do their best to find ways to be _____.

5. In Buber's book, an ideal relationship with another is portrayed where both are ________ .

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 6, Morrie discusses the sociologist Erving Goffman. Explain how Morrie incorporates Goffman's theories into his own ideas.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. In Chapter 6, Morrie encourages his reader to become more active. Discuss how one in declining health should pursue activities.

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. 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.

7. 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?

8. 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.

9. 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.

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

Essay Topics

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

In Chapter 5, the subject of reviewing and learning from the past is presented. Morrie explains that one should be able to reminisce about the past, but one must struggle not to live in the past. Explain in detail how Morrie describes the method of living an intricate balance between simply reminiscing and completely living in the past.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book one of the major themes is the theme of forgiveness. Explain this theme as it relates to the book, using specific details to support your answers. What personal story did Morrie tell to help reiterate this theme?

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