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. Schwartz stresses the importance of making ____ for yourself.

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

3. Schwartz relates that in trying to distinguish between what you want and what you need, one should have what basic need?

4. According to Schwartz, what should one in declining health not do?

5. Schwartz explains that one should not try to change _________.

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 7, Morrie begins to discuss how one in declining health should act when relating to others. Explain Morrie's views on listening to others, when making new acquaintances

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

3. 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.

4. In Chapter 8, Morrie explains that privacy is a major issue to one in declining health. Explain why privacy is so important.

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

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

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

10. 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?

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

Schwartz incorporates the philosophies of Martin Buber into to his book. Discuss the philosophies of Buber. Also, explain why Schwartz felt Buber's philosophies helped describe the idea that one in declining health needs to be kind to one's self.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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