Tuesdays with Morrie Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where did Morrie and his younger brother, David, go right after their mother died?

2. During the first Tuesday, Morrie made a promise to Mitch, a promise he had made many times before. Which promise did Morrie make?

3. On this first Tuesday, Mitch and Morrie started a familiar routine which occurred during all the following visits. What was their routine?

4. Morrie's disease is named after Lou Gehrig. Where did Lou Gehrig say goodbye to all his fans?

5. When Morrie's disease progressed, he had to give up a lot. What was one thing he was still able to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Mitch's college graduation ceremony was over, what did Mitch wonder after he gave his gift to Morrie?

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

3. What happened during Morrie's childhood?

4. Mitch was surprised in his first Tuesday meeting with Morrie to find out Morrie was still following the news. What did Morrie feel after watching the news?

5. What did Mitch do after his college graduation ceremony?

6. Why did Mitch bring food for Morrie during their first visits?

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

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

9. What did Mitch discover when he got back to Detroit from London, and what was the result of this discovery?

10. In relation to his hobby, what was one of the highlights in Morrie's life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Mitch was a student and Morrie was his teacher, they were very close to each other. How can you tell their relationship was close? What did they do together? How can you describe their relationship? How did their relationship develop over the course of the book?

Essay Topic 2

At one point in the book, Mitch says he wants to remember Morrie's voice. How did he make that happen, and why is it so important to him?

Essay Topic 3

During the course of the book, Morrie's biggest fear was not being able to wipe his own behind anymore. Why was this Morrie's biggest fear? Did his biggest fear materialize? How did he deal with it? What other fears did he have? How did the fear influence him?

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