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The Five People You Meet In Heaven



End of Unit Essay Questions
Directions: Please answer the following questions on a lined piece of paper. Be sure to write complete sentences and include the question as part of your answer. Push yourself to answer questions beyond the obvious. You will be graded on the correctness, completeness, and depth of your responses.


  1. List the five people and the lessons each taught Eddie.

  2. Is it possible that Eddie’s Five People each teach him more than one lesson? Explain

  3. The author divulges important information about Eddie’s life by detailing 15 of his birthdays. How does this interesting device illuminate Eddie’s character? Do you like Eddie? Why or why not?

  4. Albom writes: “People say they ‘find’ love, as if it were an object by a rock. But love takes many forms, and it is never the same for any man or woman. What people find then is a certain love” (155). Discuss Albom’s idea of love. Do you agree or disagree? What kind of love did Eddie and Marguerite share?

  5. When Eddie is with Marguerite, he “as always…mostly wants to freeze time” (78). Have you ever experienced a moment that you want “to freeze?” Explain

  6. Albom quite ably stirs up his reader’s emotions. How does he accomplish this? What techniques do writers use to draw in their readers?


Themes in the story:




  1. Is one theme more pronounced than the next? Explain

  2. What does the cause of Eddie’s death have to do with the circular nature of life theme of the book?

  3. Discuss at least two of the book’s themes in relation to Eddie’s last act on earth – that of saving the child.

  4. Tala taps into Eddie’s deepest core when she asks him why he is sad. How does Eddie respond?

  5. What did Eddie accomplish with his life?


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