Morrie: In His Own Words Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Morrie Schwartz
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Morrie: In His Own Words Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Morrie Schwartz
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 138 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. In Chapter 4, what kind of peace does Schwartz encourage the sufferer to cultivate?

2. While in a therapy session, Schwartz volunteers to act out what scene?

3. When Schwartz first learned of his sickness, what did he decide to start?

4. Chapter 5 concerns the importance of holding on to ______.

5. Schwartz recognizes that _____ are associated with the more difficult periods of the disease.

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 5, Morrie states that one must learn from the past. Explain how this is possible.

2. In Chapter 1, Schwartz's focal point on the subject of psychology plays a major role in his life after teaching. Once Schwartz is diagnosed with his disease, how does he use his knowledge and focus in psychology to help him and others?

3. In Chapter 1, Schwartz's first four steps of living with physical limitations and life-threatening diseases are explained. Describe these first four steps.

4. Explain what Morrie describes as the most difficult concept to handle when in declining health.

5. Throughout Chapter 1, Schwartz talks about the importance of asking for help. Describe his reasoning behind the need for asking for help.

6. In Chapter 1, Schwartz's disease and its signs and symptoms are described. Explain his diagnosis and what is occurring in his body.

7. In Chapter 3, both good grief and bad grief are explained by Morrie. Discuss the importance of both forms of grief, as they relate to Morrie's point of view.

8. At the end of Chapter 1, Schwartz discusses the importance of one not becoming obsessed with one's illness. Explain his concept behind this idea.

9. In Chapter 4, the fourth piece of advice that Morrie gives one in declining health involves comfort. Explain this advice.

10. In Chapter 3, Morrie discusses how he was able to overcome his mother's death. Explain the special circumstances that help Morrie cope.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the major topics that Schwartz focuses on throughout the book is his personal feelings towards his loss of independence. Describe how Schwartz relates this loss of independence as being so difficult because of the culture we live in.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the book one of the major themes is the theme of forgiveness. Explain this theme as it relates to the book, using specific details to support your answers. What personal story did Morrie tell to help reiterate this theme?

Essay Topic 3

The theme of not being afraid to ask for help when it is needed can be found throughout the book. Explain why Schwartz believes that asking for help is not a bad action. Be sure to include specific examples from the book to fully support your answer.

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