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 Hanh, what effect does watching violence on television have on an individual?
(a) It creates confusion and loneliness.
(b) It creates loneliness and desperation.
(c) It creates instability.
(d) It creates fear.

2. What technique may be used to force the thought process to focus?
(a) Music.
(b) Nature sounds.
(c) A mantra.
(d) Dim lighting.

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

4. What group might react strongly to Hanh's views on hope?
(a) Buddhists.
(b) Communists.
(c) Christians.
(d) Mormons.

5. What act does Hanh's teaching center around?
(a) Thoughtful praying.
(b) Selective speaking.
(c) Frequent reflecting.
(d) Conscious breathing.

6. When we walk hurriedly, what imprints are left on the Earth?
(a) Love and friendship.
(b) Peace and joy.
(c) Anxiety and sorrow.
(d) Hatred and despair.

7. In "Conscious Breathing", which two words can be used to facilitate being mindful of breathing?
(a) Peace and joy.
(b) In and out.
(c) Love and harmony.
(d) Inhale and exhale.

8. Who smiles at Buddha?
(a) H.H. the Dalai Lama.
(b) No one.
(c) Mahakashyapa.
(d) The book's author.

9. What is Hanh's synonym for aimlessness?
(a) Wishlessness.
(b) Bliss.
(c) Wishfulness.
(d) Joy.

10. Who nominates Hanh for the 1966 Nobel Prize?
(a) Martin Luther King.
(b) Richard Nixon.
(c) The Dalai Lama.
(d) Gandhi.

11. What two purposes are fulfilled by washing dishes?
(a) Clean dishes and a tidy kitchen.
(b) Clean dishes and a better attitude.
(c) Clean dishes and mindful living.
(d) Clean dishes and time to daydream.

12. What invitation does the author give to the reader at the end of the first section?
(a) To begin a diary of the reader's journey.
(b) To ask a friend to read along, too.
(c) To reflect on the past.
(d) To return to the present moment and find peace and joy.

13. Why does one sometimes go for a drive unnecessarily?
(a) To enjoy nature.
(b) To escape oneself.
(c) To maintain the car.
(d) To quiet the bells.

14. According to Hanh, how many rings should one allow before answering the telephone?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Three.

15. What is Gethsemani?
(a) A monastery.
(b) An isolated forest.
(c) A sacred rock.
(d) A college.

Short Answer Questions

1. If one lives without awareness, who/what do the people around us become?

2. Who/what is one never able to escape?

3. In "Eating Mindfully", what is the purpose of eating?

4. What does Hanh compare to windows?

5. What should a driver do when caught by a stop light?

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