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. According to Hanh in "Mindfulness of Anger", what kind of problems does anger create?
(a) Self-esteem problems.
(b) Self-control problems.
(c) Relationship problems.
(d) Health problems.

2. What are the fruits of meditation?
(a) Mindfulness, clarity, and patience.
(b) Clarity, determination, and peace.
(c) Peace, joy, and clarity.
(d) Clarity, determination, and patience.

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

4. Who used mindful living in Vietnam to act on the suffering of others?
(a) The South Vietnamese.
(b) The author and his monastic fellows.
(c) The author.
(d) The Dalai Lama.

5. Who/what lives thanks to the "second heart"?
(a) Plants.
(b) Stars.
(c) Children.
(d) The suffering masses.

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

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

8. According to the chapter "The Roots of Anger", where does the source of anger usually reside?
(a) In the situation.
(b) In the universe.
(c) In negative thinking.
(d) Within oneself.

9. What gift does holding a grandchild give to the grandparent?
(a) Hope.
(b) Love.
(c) Great joy.
(d) Honor.

10. How many years does it take for nuclear waste to become a flower?
(a) One quarter of a million.
(b) One half of a million.
(c) One million.
(d) Infinitely many.

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

12. What do positive seeds produce?
(a) Mindful living.
(b) Happy thoughts.
(c) Peace.
(d) More positive seeds.

13. What is the result of compassion towards another who is suffering?
(a) Unconditional love.
(b) Joy and peace.
(c) Eternal gratitude.
(d) Love and peace.

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

15. In the story "Look into Your Hand", who told the young man to look at his hand?
(a) Buddha.
(b) His father.
(c) His grandmother.
(d) His mother.

Short Answer Questions

1. For whom should one feel compassion?

2. What is the basis for real strength when one tries to make a change in the world?

3. Which group of people are "the light at the top of the candle" for interbeing?

4. What facilities for gatherings does Hanh recommend for replacing the large family units?

5. What technique discussed in "Cooking the Potato" transforms anger into a positive force?

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