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

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

3. How should individuals react to unpleasant feelings?
(a) Cling to the emotions.
(b) Face the emotions.
(c) Ignore the emotions.
(d) Reject the emotions.

4. What is the basis for real strength when one tries to make a change in the world?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Power.
(c) Deep inner peace.
(d) Courage.

5. In Hanh's analogy of viruses and antibodies, what role(s) do the negative seeds play?
(a) Neither.
(b) Antibodies.
(c) Either.
(d) Viruses.

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

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

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

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

10. At the beginning of Chapter 51, Hanh introduces the word interbeing. What is the meaning of this word?
(a) All things exist in harmony.
(b) All things are connected.
(c) All things are sacred.
(d) All things are sources of energy.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Hanh's attitude towards the Western tradition of hugging?

3. According to Hanh, which of the following are feelings that are experienced by humans during life?

4. According to Hanh, what can break the "cycle of transmission"?

5. According to Hanh's "Look into Your Hand", what can be found in a single person?

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