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. What is Hanh's attitude towards the Western tradition of hugging?
(a) Skeptical.
(b) Negative.
(c) Positive.
(d) Indifferent.

2. 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 themselves were abused.
(c) The parents were not living in mindfulness.
(d) The parents were only disciplining the child.

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

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

5. What must be one's approach towards nature for survival?
(a) Curiosity.
(b) Awe.
(c) Honor.
(d) Non-duality.

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

7. What are most individuals unwilling to do about an issue?
(a) Not blame others for the problem.
(b) Change the situation to solve the problem.
(c) Admit their role in the issue.
(d) Forget their unpleasant feelings.

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

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

10. What would have prevented the tremendous amount of destruction in Vietnam?
(a) A Vietnamese vision of duality.
(b) A Vietnamese vision of non-duality.
(c) An American vision of non-duality.
(d) An American vision of duality.

11. For whom should one feel compassion?
(a) Only those who suffer.
(b) Only those who are truly grateful.
(c) Only those who do not cause us to suffer.
(d) Those who suffer and those who cause us to suffer.

12. According to Hanh, what happens to anger when one pounds a pillow?
(a) It is negated.
(b) It subsides completely.
(c) It subsides temporarily.
(d) It becomes more intense.

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

14. What three concepts can be included in family life that will promote inner peace?
(a) Meditation sessions, meditation rooms, and mindful dinners.
(b) Reading rooms, family altar, and mindful dinners.
(c) Breathing room, media room, and mindful dinners.
(d) Music room, reading room, and conscious breathing.

15. What must occur before one understands another person?
(a) One must love unconditionally.
(b) One must seek guidance from religion.
(c) One must develop mindfulness.
(d) One must suffer the other's sufferings.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when one mindfully recognizes anger?

2. According to Hanh, what is the only tool useful in changing a situation?

3. What gift does holding a grandchild give to the grandparent?

4. What else must exist for wealth to be possible in the world?

5. What can be transformed into healthy energy by recognizing that it is part of oneself?

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