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, what would improve the power of hugging?
(a) Hugging only when the feeling is genuine.
(b) Combining hugging with mindful breathing.
(c) Combining hugging with a smile.
(d) Hugging only when the feeling is shared.

2. According to Hanh, what can break the "cycle of transmission"?
(a) Wisdom of our elders.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Intense therapy.
(d) Mindful living.

3. According to Hanh's "Look into Your Hand", what can be found in a single person?
(a) Being.
(b) All things.
(c) Essence.
(d) Spirit.

4. What happens when one is cut off from nature?
(a) Mindfulness.
(b) Indifference.
(c) Hostility.
(d) Illness.

5. What should one do as angry feelings subside?
(a) Nurture the anger.
(b) Examine the source.
(c) Breathe consciously.
(d) Observe mindfully.

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

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

8. What does Hanh view as the best investment one can make?
(a) Cultivating a relationship with a friend.
(b) Cultivating a lifelong commitment.
(c) Nurturing one's spiritual interests.
(d) Maintaining one's health.

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

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

11. What groups comprise large family units, which for the most part, have now disbanded?
(a) Parents, children, and grandparents.
(b) Parents, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
(c) Parents, children, grandparents, and great grandparents.
(d) Parents, children, grandparents, and aunts.

12. Realistically, who can benefit from an individual's mindful living?
(a) The world.
(b) Those who are suffering.
(c) People who are in daily contact.
(d) Relatives and close friends.

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

14. Which group of people are "the light at the top of the candle" for interbeing?
(a) Elderly.
(b) The Enlightened.
(c) Veterans.
(d) Children.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According Hanh, if one item is removed from the universe, how many others will cease to exist?

2. What is Hanh's attitude towards the Western cultures' treatment of parents?

3. In "Transforming Feelings", who/what symbolizes mindfulness?

4. What do positive seeds produce?

5. What is the Buddhist term for understanding completely?

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