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

2. After the third Tuesday, Mitch recalled his senior year in college, where he undertook an honor's thesis. What did he write about in this thesis?

3. Morrie told Ted Koppel that there was something you don't need between good, loving friends. What is not needed to feel the love between one and another?

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

5. When Morrie taught his last college course, he announced to his students that he may not be able to finish the course. Why?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happened during Morrie's childhood?

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

5. In "The Curriculum", Mitch describes his former professor's last class. What happened in that class?

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

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

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

9. Provide a few of Mitch's professional accomplishments.

10. When Mitch drove his rental car down Morrie's street for the first time, he did a few things at the same time. What was he doing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Morrie threw himself a living funeral. Talk about this concept and describe Morrie's living funeral. Explain why he wanted to throw this funeral.

Essay Topic 2

In the fall of 1994, Morrie Schwartz taught his last course at Brandeis. What was special about that class? What did Morrie mean by the statement that he would understand if anyone wanted to drop the course? Please expand upon the theme represented by this final class, and the effect Morrie's statement about dropping the class had on students.

Essay Topic 3

In "Tuesdays with Morrie", Mitch Albom writes about the last class of his old professor's life. Why does Mitch refer to the book as "a last class", and what is significant about the set up of the book?

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