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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. At the end of the interview, Koppel asked if there was anything Morrie would like to say to the millions of people watching. What did Morrie tell them?
2. One of Morrie's first jobs was in a mental institution where he was supposed to just observe. Instead of just observing, what did he do?
3. When did Morrie meet his wife?
4. Morrie always embraced aging, because it also means something else. What did Morrie compare aging with?
5. How did Mitch help Morrie out on the twelfth Tuesday?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the bleak truth about Morrie not being able to wipe his own behind anymore by the time of the third Nightline interview?
2. When the OJ Simpson verdict was showing on television, what was everybody doing?
3. On the tenth Tuesday, Janine joined Mitch on his visit to Morrie. Janine sang a song for Morrie. How did Morrie react?
4. What did Morrie reply when Mitch asked him whether he was ever afraid of growing old?
5. When Mitch looked around Morrie's home, he saw a certain kind of wealth that had nothing to do with money. How had Morrie's house become a very wealthy home after his disease got diagnosed?
6. Who belongs to Mitch's family?
7. Why was Morrie initially embarrassed when he couldn't wipe his own behind anymore? What did he do next?
8. Does Mitch ever hear Morrie's voice when he is alone?
9. 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?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In a couple of chapters, you read about Morrie's life. Talk about his childhood with the two most important events and how it influenced him for the rest of his life. Describe Morrie's professional life and how it influenced his students.
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
Morrie received a lot of mail after his Nightline appearances. Describe what happened after he received the mail. Explain which letter meant the most to him, why it was so meaningful, and how he reacted.
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