Peace Is Every Step Test | Final 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. Why is living in the present essential after experiencing negative feelings?
(a) Knots can be identified as they form.
(b) Knots will dissipate the anger.
(c) Knots can help solve the issue.
(d) Knots disappear.

2. What is Hanh's lament in "It is a Great Joy to hold Your Grandchild"?
(a) Adult children minimize the importance of grandparents.
(b) Grandchildren are cared for by strangers.
(c) The Western cultures do not care for the elderly properly.
(d) The Western cultures do not honor the elderly.

3. What happens when one mindfully recognizes anger?
(a) Anger changes to love.
(b) Anger loses its power.
(c) Anger changes to compassion.
(d) Anger changes to a solution.

4. In which river did the author wash his face?
(a) The Mississippi River.
(b) The Charles River.
(c) The Nile River.
(d) The Ohio River.

5. What does Hanh consider to be one's "second heart"?
(a) The sun.
(b) One's mother.
(c) The universe.
(d) One's child.

6. What facilities for gatherings does Hanh recommend for replacing the large family units?
(a) Community libraries.
(b) Community centers.
(c) Public gardens.
(d) Large churches.

7. What is the basis for real strength when one tries to make a change in the world?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Power.
(c) Deep inner peace.
(d) Courage.

8. According to Hanh's "Internal Formations", what forms within one's emotional consciousness as a result of anger?
(a) Emotional scars.
(b) Health issues.
(c) Knots.
(d) Negativity.

9. What is Hanh's attitude towards the Western cultures' treatment of parents?
(a) He is saddened.
(b) He is infuriated.
(c) He is tolerant.
(d) He is elated.

10. According to Hanh in "The River of Feelings", how many types of feelings do humans experience throughout life?
(a) Three.
(b) Infinitely many.
(c) Two.
(d) One.

11. How can one find peace and love when feeling angry?
(a) By ignoring the anger.
(b) By recognizing that anger is fleeting.
(c) By acting on the feeling of anger.
(d) By recognizing anger as a source of positive energy.

12. According to Hanh, which of the following are feelings that are experienced by humans during life?
(a) Love and hate.
(b) Love and fear.
(c) Harmless and harmful.
(d) Pleasant and neutral.

13. What becomes of a beautiful cut rose after it dies?
(a) It is revived when placed in sunlight.
(b) It is forgotten.
(c) It is remembered for its fragrance.
(d) It becomes garbage.

14. According to Hanh, what is the only tool useful in changing a situation?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Mindful living.
(c) Faith.
(d) Communication.

15. What technique discussed in "Cooking the Potato" transforms anger into a positive force?
(a) Breathing.
(b) Mediation.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Nurturing.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hanh, what would improve the power of hugging?

2. What should mindful living not do?

3. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?

4. What reason does Hanh give for the abuse of children at their own parents' hands?

5. Which of these dissolves anger?

(see the answer keys)

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