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. How did Og feel about Simon after the first couple of times they met?

2. On what is this book based?

3. If a person thinks negative thoughts, according to Simon what will happen?

4. Who is Lazarus?

5. What apartment number was Simon's?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were a few things Simon told Og about miracles?

2. Who is Simon Potter and what does he do?

3. What did Simon say about Og's boss as he looked at Stone's picture?

4. What did Simon ask Og to remember for the next time they met?

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

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

7. What happened to Simon's family?

8. What did Simon think was the biggest problem mankind had?

9. What did Simon do after the war?

10. What did Simon believe could help mankind?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Og tells Simon of this book he read where the woman said the first thing she had to do to change was to say she needed help. AA says the same, that a person cannot get help or change until he/she acknowledges the need for change.

1. Why do you think this statement might be true? Use examples from the book to support your opinion.

2. Write about a time that you struggled to complete a task but needed help to do it. Did you ask for help? If not why and what was the ultimate outcome? If you asked for help how did that work for you?

3. If a friend of yours was struggling with a difficult problem but refused to ask for help, what would you say to convince her/him to do so? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Simon Potter told Og that "we become what we think."

1. How would you interpret that statement? Use examples from the Chapter to help support your interpretation.

2. Describe how you believe that statement might be demonstrated in your own life.

3. Describe a situation in which you might change the circumstances if you changed your thinking.

Essay Topic 3

Simon Potter told Og that our lack of self-esteem produced failure and that no matter how unique an individual she/he is susceptible to this universal sickness.

1. What do you think Simon meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. How do you think this statement might apply to your life or the life of someone you know? Use examples from your life to illustrate your answer.

3. If a friend of yours had very low self-esteem that interfered with his/her life, what would you suggest to them to help them? Include examples from the book in your answer.

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