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. What does practicing conscious breathing unify?
(a) The soul and body.
(b) The mind and body.
(c) The mind and emotions.
(d) The mind and soul.

2. If one lives without awareness, who/what do the people around us become?
(a) Phantoms.
(b) Adversaries.
(c) Strangers.
(d) Acquaintances.

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

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

5. According to the foreword, what is the only way to bring about world peace?
(a) Education of the masses.
(b) Internal transformation of the individual.
(c) The destruction of the atomic bomb.
(d) World peace demonstrations.

6. What benefits can be found only in oneself?
(a) Love and joy.
(b) Enlightenment and peace.
(c) Joy and peace.
(d) Peace and respect.

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

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

9. What is the origin of a smile?
(a) Contentment.
(b) A peaceful heart.
(c) An awakened mind.
(d) A loving heart.

10. What is mouth yoga?
(a) Talking.
(b) Laughing.
(c) Smiling.
(d) Frowning.

11. Which yoga position does Hanh recommend for meditation?
(a) The half-lotus.
(b) The ashante.
(c) The Phoenix.
(d) The full sun.

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. According to Hanh, what items should be in a family meditation room?
(a) Cushions and a bell.
(b) Cushions and a vase of flowers.
(c) Cushions, a candle, and a bell.
(d) Cushions, a bell, and a vase of flowers.

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

15. In "Bells of Mindfulness", what must everyone make time for, according to Hanh?
(a) To enjoy bells.
(b) To listen to non-sounds.
(c) To pray when church bells ring.
(d) To honor all bells.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when one stops seeking benefits from life?

2. What must one do before answering the telephone?

3. What is the background for Hanh's religious training?

4. Why is Hanh received enthusiastically in the West?

5. According to Hanh, what effect does watching violence on television have on an individual?

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