ENGL115: English Composition I
Quiz over Tuesdays with Morrie, pages 1-25.
23 March 2004
- What is the title of the last class that professor Morrie Schwartz
- How many students are in this last class?
- What event substitutes for graduation in the last class?
- What's the first sign that Morrie Schwartz is dying? What is he
- The author, Mitch Albom, compares Morrie Schartz's disease to a
candle. What does he mean?
- On the day he graduates, Mitch Albom promises to keep in touch
with his old professor. Evaluate how successfully he keeps his promise.
What does he do after graduation?
- How does Mitch Albom re-establish contact with his old professor?
For Thursday, March 25, I'll choose from the following questions:
- How would you describe Mitch's first visit with Morrie after so
- What subject begins their last class together?
- What do you think it is that first attracts Mitch to Morrie?
- What sorts of things does Morrie want to know about Mitch when
they meet again after 16 years?
- Morrie does not fear death. Why not?
- Discuss what Morrie means by the tension of opposites.
- Describe the effect that Mitch's visit with Morrie has on his
attitude and his daily life.
- Speculate on why Mitch was able to talk so easily with Morrie when
he was a college student.
- Why does Morrie bother to keep up with the news?
- According to Morrie, what is the most important thing in life?
For Tuesday, March 30, I'll choose from the following questions from
- What event in Detroit has provided Mitch with a context for his
Tuesday visits with Morrie?
- What event on Mitch's second visit reminds him that time is
running out and he has to "do something"?
- Mitch begins bringing a tape recorder to his visits with Morrie.
Explain why Mitch says this is important (say something more significant
than "So he can remember his friend.").
- What does Morrie say won't happen automatically?
- What does Morrie say he will do with his friend when he can't talk
and the friend can't hear?
- Describe some aspect of Morrie's early life and comment on how it
made him into the person he became.
- What event saved Morrie as a young boy?