Peace Is Every Step Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Nhat Hanh
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to a poem in this section, who/what now has the poet's lost smile?
(a) The sunshine.
(b) A chirping bird.
(c) A dandelion.
(d) The rose.

2. Which mantra during conscious breathing relaxes the body?
(a) "Breathing out, I release the negatives."
(b) "Breathing in, I calm my body."
(c) "Breathing in, I am happy."
(d) "Breathing out, I smile."

3. What path does the atmosphere of peace travel?
(a) Individual, family, community, world.
(b) World, community, family, individual.
(c) Individual, family, world, community.
(d) Family, individual, community, world.

4. What can one use daily as a reminder to stop and breathe mindfully?
(a) Sounds.
(b) Trees.
(c) Music.
(d) Clouds.

5. How many times should one breathe in and out before making a phone call?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

6. According to the author, which rite is a wonderful practice of mindfulness that Jesus used to awaken his disciples?
(a) Confession.
(b) Rebirth.
(c) Baptism.
(d) The Eucharist.

7. How is Hanh's presence still felt in Vietnam?
(a) His contributions to peace are taught in Vietnam's schools.
(b) Handwritten copies of his books are illegally circulated there.
(c) The Hanh Library is located in Vietnam.
(d) He visits Vietnam often to lecture.

8. According to Hanh, where can one meditate?
(a) Garden.
(b) Sanctuary.
(c) Church.
(d) Anywhere.

9. With whom does Hanh meet in Europe to help bring peace to Vietnam?
(a) Robert McNamara.
(b) President Kennedy.
(c) Pope Paul VI.
(d) The Dalai Lama.

10. According to "Driving Meditation", where can happiness always be found?
(a) In the present moment.
(b) In nature.
(c) While driving.
(d) Within oneself.

11. What happens when one gets back in touch with one's self?
(a) A positive attitude evolves.
(b) Life's present moment is more easily encountered.
(c) Selfish attitudes cease to exist.
(d) Problems seem less worrisome.

12. What do non-sounds remind us to do?
(a) Smile, acknowledge others, and live fully.
(b) Breathe, smile, and care for others.
(c) Breathe, smile, and commune with nature.
(d) Breathe, smile, and live fully in the moment.

13. In "Eating Mindfully", what is the purpose of eating?
(a) To relax.
(b) For pleasure.
(c) To eat.
(d) For nourishment.

14. Why is Hanh received enthusiastically in the West?
(a) His continued efforts to bring peace to Vietnam.
(b) His ablility to walk calmly with peace and awareness.
(c) His personal realtionships with influential leaders.
(d) His belief in isolationism.

15. What bodily process does conscious breathing slow down?
(a) Talking.
(b) Thinking.
(c) Metabolizing.
(d) Sleeping.

Short Answer Questions

1. What technique may be used to force the thought process to focus?

2. What group might react strongly to Hanh's views on hope?

3. What is Hanh's synonym for aimlessness?

4. At the time of this book's printing, how many square miles of forestland had been destroyed by acid rain, partly because of cars?

5. Who smiles at the flower?

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