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. Morrie continued receiving mail after his appearance on Nightline. How did he sign all the responding letters?

2. On the third Tuesday, Mitch and Morrie picked up the relationship they had before. What were their roles?

3. What is the name of Morrie's wife?

4. On the third Tuesday, Mitch brought an item with him to help him remember Morrie forever. What did he bring?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Morrie answer when Mitch asked him if he felts sorry for himself?

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

4. Why did Morrie not mind that Mitch recorded their conversations?

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

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

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

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

9. What happened when Morrie threw himself a "living funeral"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At one point in the book, Morrie asked Mitch whether he is okay with men crying. Mitch said that he is, but Morrie knew he was lying. There is a big contrast in personalities between the two men, especially when it comes to emotions. Discuss these differences.

Essay Topic 2

Now that you've finished "Tuesdays with Morrie", the book probably made an impression on you. Discuss your thoughts about the book and about the way it is written.

Essay Topic 3

Mitch's priorities changed over the progress of the book. Describe the personal changes Mitch underwent through his time with Morrie. Please provide specific examples from the text.

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