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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Viorst says, "Losing is the price we pay for __________."

2. Who else, besides mothers, links separation and danger?

3. Which recent development does Viorst think is a positive new step toward good death?

4. Who once said, "God ordains that every genius shall have an illness at forty"?

5. Simone de Beauvoir once said, "Old age is life's ___________."

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Chapter 14 discusses the theory that parents will do anything to protect their children and try to give them a better life than they themselves had. Discuss the various ways in which mothers, especially, try to make their children better people than themselves. Use examples from the book for support.

Essay Topic 2

Our desire to have our parents' love all to ourselves is often most obviously expressed after the birth of a sibling. Discuss the ways in which children try to cope and deal with these strong feelings. Be sure to use stories and support from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the different times of life that are covered in the book. What is similar about them? What is different? What are some life lessons you can take away that may help you navigate the developmental stages you have yet to experience?

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