The Greatest Miracle in the World Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Og Mandino
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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 is Og's real name?

2. What does Simon believe causes most of the world's ills?

3. What did Og do when he first saw Simon?

4. What did Eddie Rickenbacker say when asked about floating around in the ocean for three weeks?

5. What happened to Bible sales when the book, "Magnificent Obsession" was published?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Simon suggest to Og when he was having trouble with the gate and what happened?

2. Why was Og feeling pressured on the day he met Simon for the second time?

3. What did Simon tell Og when Og asked him how many people Simon had helped?

4. How did Simon feel about many of the people in the world and the way they lived?

5. Where had Og been just before Chapter Four started?

6. What happened to Simon's family?

7. What did Simon believe could help mankind?

8. What did Og Mandino do with Simon?

9. Why was Og surprised about part of Simon's life?

10. Where did Simon take Og after they met for the second time and what was Og's first impression of the place?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The description of Simon may raise a few eyebrows for the reader.

1. What were your impressions of Simon when Og first saw him?

2. How did your first impression of Simon change by the end of Chapter 1?

3. By the end of Chapter 1 was Simon a person you would want to see again? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Simon says the first law of happiness and success is to count your blessings. One definition of blessing in the dictionary is: a thing conducive to happiness or welfare.

1. What do you think Simon meant by his first law? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. What do you believe is the greatest blessing in your life? Use examples from your life to support your answer.

3. Do you believe that some people have more blessings in their lives than difficulties? Why or why not? Does it seem to you blessings and difficulties are distributed evenly among the human population? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Simon told Og that we all had more than enough ability to change our lives for the better.

1. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? Use examples from your life and/or the book to support your answer.

2. What do you think needs to be changed in your life for the better? Do you believe you have the ability to achieve the change? Which abilities do you have and which do you believe you lack to change your life?

3. Choose a person you admire, either one you know or a famous person. Discuss why you admire the person, what she/he has done and what types of abilities they used to have the life they have.

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