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 lament in "It is a Great Joy to hold Your Grandchild"?
(a) The Western cultures do not honor the elderly.
(b) Grandchildren are cared for by strangers.
(c) The Western cultures do not care for the elderly properly.
(d) Adult children minimize the importance of grandparents.

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

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

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

5. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?
(a) Offering to help in another's suffering.
(b) Understanding why another is suffering.
(c) Feeling the intensity of another's suffering.
(d) The ability to remove suffering from another person.

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

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

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

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

10. According to Hanh, what can break the "cycle of transmission"?
(a) Intense therapy.
(b) Wisdom of our elders.
(c) Buddhism.
(d) Mindful living.

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

12. Which of these is NOT a component for the extension of mindful living into the world?
(a) Awareness.
(b) Smiling.
(c) Courage.
(d) Conscious breathing.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who/what lives thanks to the "second heart"?

2. Which group of people are "the light at the top of the candle" for interbeing?

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

4. What is the Buddhist term for understanding completely?

5. According to Hanh, when must one recognize negative feelings?

(see the answer keys)

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