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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Morrie felt somewhat lucky about the slow progression of his disease. Why?
(a) It gave him time to talk about his disease.
(b) He enjoyed the pain.
(c) It gave him plenty of time to say goodbye to everyone.
(d) It gave him time to think about what was going on.

2. What was Morrie's favorite hobby?
(a) Swimming.
(b) Walking.
(c) Dancing.
(d) Drinking.

3. When Mitch visited Morrie on their second Tuesday, what did he decide to leave at home?
(a) His car keys.
(b) Food.
(c) His brief case.
(d) His cell phone.

4. How did Mitch find out about the TV interview with his mentor?
(a) Somebody told him about the interview.
(b) He read about it in the TV guide.
(c) His mentor called him.
(d) He was flipping through the TV channels.

5. After his selfless act towards Morrie in their second meeting, Mitch had an important realization. What did Mitch realize?
(a) That Morrie was hungry.
(b) That Morrie had to go to the bathroom.
(c) That he had to leave.
(d) That time was running out.

Short Answer Questions

1. Not too long after his mother's death, a new and important person appeared in Morrie's life. Who is this person?

2. What did Mitch hope to make a career as?

3. How many years had Morrie and his almost-deaf friend been friends?

4. Why did Morrie have to break the tragic news of his mother's death?

5. How did Mitch feel about the affection his mentor showed for him during the initial reunion?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Mitch think when he saw how Morrie's many friends wanted to call and talk to him?

2. What were the rewards of Mitch's professional success?

3. What did Morrie do every Wednesday when he was still healthy?

4. Morrie devoted all his time to the things and people he loved, but what was Mitch doing while in London?

5. In the second interview with Ted Koppel on Nightline, Morrie said he gives to people. How did Morrie give to people?

6. Why did Morrie say that Mitch needs someone to push him to examine his life now, before it's too late for regrets?

7. Morrie told Mitch that if he accepted he could die any day, he would probably do some things differently. What did Morrie think Mitch would do differently?

8. Why did Morrie never want to work in a factory?

9. After graduation, Mitch moved to New York City. What were his plans?

10. How did Morrie begin the conversation about death on the fourth Tuesday?

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