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. Eventually, what faith does Schwartz embrace?

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

3. Schwartz describes that being gentle to yourself is like ______ yourself.

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

5. The article in the newspaper lead to an interview on what national news program?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. 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?

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

8. In Chapter 7, Morrie explains the differences between knowing what you want and what you need. Explain Morrie's concept of basic need.

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

10. In Chapter 6, the reader learns how Morrie started writing. Discuss what Morrie wrote and why he started writing.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Chapter 9, Schwartz discusses the importance of having control. What does he stress that one has control over? How is one supposed to obtain this control? Use details from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

One of the major topics that Schwartz focuses on throughout the book is his personal feelings towards his loss of independence. Describe how Schwartz relates this loss of independence as being so difficult because of the culture we live in.

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