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

2. What was Schwartz's faith throughout his childhood?

3. How does mediation help Schwartz feel?

4. Schwartz refers to what sociologist when discussing social roles?

5. In Chapter 8, Schwartz explains that one in declining health should find a way to maintain ______.

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 8, Morrie explains his actions in relation to Martin Buber's thoughts. Describe what concepts and ideas of Buber's that Morrie found significant.

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

9. 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.

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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