Tuesdays with Morrie Test | Final 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. When did Morrie stop breathing?

2. Why did Morrie not want to be in his thirties anymore?

3. At Morrie's funeral, Mitch tried out an imaginary conversation in his head. How did it feel?

4. Why did Morrie still want to hear about other people's problems, even though he was dying?

5. What does the media make people believe, according to Morrie?

Short Essay Questions

1. On the eleventh Tuesday, Mitch smacked Morrie on his back. Why did he do that?

2. Does Mitch ever hear Morrie's voice when he is alone?

3. How did Mitch realize the funeral was happening on a Tuesday?

4. In the chapter "The Sixth Tuesday", one of Morrie's coughing spells is described in detail. What happened and how did Mitch react?

5. How do readers know that Brandeis college was a hotbed for cultural activism?

6. Morrie and Charlotte had discussed Morrie's cremation with the rabbi at the university who would preside over Morrie's memorial service. At one point the rabbi was shocked. Why?

7. Why did Morrie stop eating the food that Mitch brought?

8. What did Morrie reply when Mitch asked him whether he was ever afraid of growing old?

9. Nightline returned for a third and final time. Ted Koppel asked Morrie if, as he got closer to dying, he was more afraid. How did Morrie respond?

10. When the OJ Simpson verdict was showing on television, what was everybody doing?

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

Which individual in Tuesdays with Morrie did you connect with the most? Why? Compare and contrast yourself with this individual.

Essay Topic 3

Quite a few chapters in the book mention Mitch bringing food for Morrie during his visits to him. Explain how and why the purpose of the food changes over the course of the book. Why was food so important for Mitch and Morrie?

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