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

2. What do negative feelings leave behind if they are not faced?
(a) Destructive feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
(b) Positive acceptance.
(c) Relief, acceptance, and peace.
(d) Negativity.

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

4. What term means "the essence of a person's true nature"?
(a) Ego.
(b) Dignity.
(c) Interbeing.
(d) Suchness.

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

6. In "Mindfulness Must Be Engaged", what does Hanh remind readers of concerning the extension of mindful living from one person to the world?
(a) Mindful living will naturally flow to the masses.
(b) Mindful living needs to reach only a few to have an effect on many.
(c) Mindful living is a tool that must be actively used.
(d) Mindful living is intended to create peace for one individual.

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

8. What seeds do most individuals focus on in their lives?
(a) Negative seeds.
(b) No seeds.
(c) Positive seeds.
(d) Positive and negative seeds.

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

10. 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.

11. What do large family units provide?
(a) Less stressful environment for working parents.
(b) Acceptance of the elderly.
(c) Childcare while parents work.
(d) Safety for children of suffering parents.

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

13. What can happen when one observes parents with compassion?
(a) One can understand the wrongs of the parents.
(b) One finds joy and peace.
(c) One can forgive them their wrongs.
(d) One can avoid repeating the cycle.

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

15. According Hanh, if one item is removed from the universe, how many others will cease to exist?
(a) One hundred thousand.
(b) All.
(c) None.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do positive seeds produce?

3. What makes it more possible for one to sustain action for a worthy cause?

4. Which of these is NOT a component for the extension of mindful living into the world?

5. Why is living in the present essential after experiencing negative feelings?

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