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's "Nourishing of Healthy Seeds", what are the two levels of consciousness?
(a) Seeds and their manifestation.
(b) Planting and harvesting.
(c) Mindfulness and manifestation.
(d) Seeds and awareness.

2. Which plant is used in Hanh's story about people looking for the reason why it failed to grow?
(a) Corn.
(b) Lettuce.
(c) Beans.
(d) Carrots.

3. According to Hanh, what are most individuals willing to find out about an issue?
(a) The solution to the problem.
(b) The villain who created the problem
(c) The source of the problem.
(d) Their friends' stance on the issue.

4. Why does looking into his own hand keep the man from feeling lonely?
(a) He remembers his faith.
(b) He is reminded of his place in the universe.
(c) He remembers his mother.
(d) He realizes all things are connected.

5. What reason does Hanh give for the abuse of children at their own parents' hands?
(a) The child misunderstood discipline for abuse.
(b) The parents were not living in mindfulness.
(c) The parents themselves were abused.
(d) The parents were only disciplining the child.

6. What is the Buddhist term for understanding completely?
(a) Comprehension.
(b) Totality.
(c) Enlightenment.
(d) Non-duality.

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

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. What should mindful living not do?
(a) Blind one from seeing real problems in the world.
(b) Try to cure all suffering.
(c) Intrude on others' beliefs.
(d) Insulate one from all suffering.

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

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

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

13. In "Transforming Feelings", who/what is analogous to emotion?
(a) The crying child.
(b) Mindfulness.
(c) The mother.
(d) Buddha.

14. What can be transformed into healthy energy by recognizing that it is part of oneself?
(a) Neutral emotions.
(b) Pleasant emotions.
(c) Unpleasant emotions.
(d) Indifference.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hanh in "Mindfulness of Anger", what kind of problems does anger create?

2. In Hanh's analogy of viruses and antibodies, what role(s) do the negative seeds play?

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

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

5. After realizing that the person expressing anger has experienced abuse, illness, or a setback, what can one learn to feel?

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