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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. Most fakirs and practitioners of other mental disciplines do not hold up to ______________.
2. The question of what is ____________ is the one question that modern poets, philosophers, and psychologists can't seem to answer.
3. Another condition of flow is how the __________ affects a person's goals and desires for their lives.
4. The author believes that without _____________, one can not measure success and thus enjoyment will not be complete.
5. What should parents provide to their children in an age appropriate way in order to increasing the learning of a child?
Short Essay Questions
1. What might happen if a person were to burst into an office demanding answers as to why they got passed over for a promotion?
2. How does the author say that happiness can be achieved, as he does not believe it is an unattainable goal?
3. What are the five key factors that can assure that a child may have an optimum experience in his life?
4. What are some crucial elements in achieving enjoyment in one's life, according to this book?
5. What does the author say goes hand in hand with many things that are enjoyable?
6. Since it is not necessarily the events in one's life that cause happiness, what does the author propose causes the happiness around events?
7. Why does the author not think it is possible to expand the consciousness indefinitely?
8. How are people's perceptions affected, according to the author of this book?
9. What is consciousness, according to the author, causing it to seem less like a mystical thing?
10. What is the example that is given in this section of the book to show a situation in which a person can apply the answer to #17?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author has come up with the concept of 'flow' and that this is the state in which happiness is found.
Part 1: How might you define 'flow' as it is seen in your own life?
Part 2: Why do you think the term 'flow' works for the discussion the author wants to have? Or doesn't it?
Part 3: In what ways do you think 'flow' affects everyday life? Or doesn't it? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
The author asserts that children can be taught from a young age to learn how to create flow in their lives.
Part 1: Do you think the children are naturally better at finding flow in their lives? Why?
Part 2: How do you think a parent could help a child find flow in their lives?
Part 3: Why do you think it's important to help children learn to find flow in their lives?
Essay Topic 3
The idea that many people believe they are supposed to be happy or not is one that seems to create a difficult position for the book and the author.
Part 1: Do you believe that everyone in the world is meant to be happy?
Part 2: Why do you think some people believe they are not supposed to be happy?
Part 3: How do you feel about the discussion of happiness? Does this seem to be an important question in your life?
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