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

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

3. Who/what lives thanks to the "second heart"?
(a) Children.
(b) Stars.
(c) The suffering masses.
(d) Plants.

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

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

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

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

8. What simple practice should one do when anger begins to rise?
(a) Talking.
(b) Walking.
(c) Reading.
(d) Running.

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

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

11. What groups comprise large family units, which for the most part, have now disbanded?
(a) Parents, children, and grandparents.
(b) Parents, children, grandparents, and great grandparents.
(c) Parents, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
(d) Parents, children, grandparents, and aunts.

12. According to Hanh, when must one recognize negative feelings?
(a) When one has emotional support.
(b) When they arise.
(c) When faced with a decision.
(d) Before they arise.

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

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

15. What else must exist for wealth to be possible in the world?
(a) Education.
(b) Power.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would have prevented the tremendous amount of destruction in Vietnam?

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

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

4. How should individuals react to unpleasant feelings?

5. What do positive seeds produce?

(see the answer keys)

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