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. While driving, what can be used as a bell of mindfulness?
(a) A car horn.
(b) A speed limit sign.
(c) A yield sign.
(d) A red light.

2. What does the author suggest using as a bell of mindfulness when driving in Montreal?
(a) Stop signs.
(b) Car horn.
(c) "Je me souviens" license plate.
(d) Train tracks.

3. Who presents a smile openly without any goal?
(a) Buddha.
(b) A monk.
(c) The Dalai Lama.
(d) A child.

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

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

6. Which techniques can help individuals heal themselves emotionally and psychologically?
(a) Conscious breathing and mindful living.
(b) Meditating and mindful living.
(c) Conscious breathing and meditating.
(d) Conscious living and breathing.

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

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

9. What must one do before answering the telephone?
(a) Recite a mantra.
(b) Count to ten.
(c) Clear their throat.
(d) Smile.

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

11. What happens when one stops seeking benefits from life?
(a) One gains a better attitude.
(b) One realizes benefits do not exist.
(c) One gains available benefits.
(d) One finds hope.

12. What are the spiritual friends that Hanh uses on his mindfulness path?
(a) Quiet surroundings, and meditations.
(b) Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams.
(c) Dirty dishes and bells.
(d) Meditations and bells.

13. What two conscious actions should precede taking a bite of food?
(a) Pausing, then smelling the food's aroma.
(b) Sitting down, then closing one's eyes.
(c) Saying grace and smiling.
(d) Breathing and smiling.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What resources are used in the creation of "Peace is Every Step"?

2. What act does Hanh's teaching center around?

3. Before making a phone call, what should one do?

4. According to Hanh in "Aimlessness", what does the current culture promote?

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

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