Tuesdays With Morrie Test: identify the speakers of the following
___________________________ 1. Without love, we are birds with broken wings.
___________________________ 2. Marriage. Almost everyone I knew had a problem
with it…my generation seemed to struggle with
___________________________ 3. [The culture] is so wrapped up with egotistical
things, career, family, having enough money,
the mortgage, getting a new car, fixing the radiator
when it breaks—we’re so involved in trillions of
little acts just to keep going.
___________________________ 4. Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to
do one thing, but you are bound to do something
else. Something hurts you, yet you know it
shouldn't. You take certain things for granted, even
when you know you should never take anything for
___________________________ 5. I don’t want my tombstone to read, “I never owned
a network.”
Terms: define the following terms in a sentence or two
6. hospice:
7. ALS:
8. denial:
9. acceptance:
10. the modern U.S. ritual(s) of death:
11. the “I-Thou” community:
Short-Essays: choose two (2) of the above #1-5 quotes and write a short essay on each
quote: what is its significance in Mitch and Morrie’s lives? Write well-constructed
paragraphs which have idea-based topic sentences and examples as support.
Quote # _________:
Quote # __________:
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