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

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

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

4. According to Hanh in "The River of Feelings", how many types of feelings do humans experience throughout life?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Infinitely many.
(d) Three.

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

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

7. According to Hanh's "Internal Formations", what forms within one's emotional consciousness as a result of anger?
(a) Knots.
(b) Negativity.
(c) Health issues.
(d) Emotional scars.

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

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

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

11. After realizing that the person expressing anger has experienced abuse, illness, or a setback, what can one learn to feel?
(a) Love.
(b) Peace.
(c) Hate.
(d) Compassion.

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

13. What makes it more possible for one to sustain action for a worthy cause?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Mindful living.
(c) The fruits of meditation.
(d) The ability to be flexible.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the chapter "The Roots of Anger", where does the source of anger usually reside?

2. What does Hanh view as the best investment one can make?

3. According to Hanh, what are most individuals willing to find out about an issue?

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

5. What is the basis for real strength when one tries to make a change in the world?

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