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. According to Hanh, what would improve the power of hugging?
(a) Combining hugging with mindful breathing.
(b) Hugging only when the feeling is genuine.
(c) Combining hugging with a smile.
(d) Hugging only when the feeling is shared.

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

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

4. How many years does it take for nuclear waste to become a flower?
(a) One million.
(b) One quarter of a million.
(c) Infinitely many.
(d) One half of a million.

5. In "Transforming Feelings", who/what symbolizes mindfulness?
(a) The crying child.
(b) Buddha.
(c) The reader.
(d) The mother.

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

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

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

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

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

11. What should mindful living not do?
(a) Blind one from seeing real problems in the world.
(b) Intrude on others' beliefs.
(c) Insulate one from all suffering.
(d) Try to cure all suffering.

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

13. Why does looking into his own hand keep the man from feeling lonely?
(a) He remembers his faith.
(b) He is reminded of his place in the universe.
(c) He remembers his mother.
(d) He realizes all things are connected.

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

15. According to Hanh, what happens to anger when one pounds a pillow?
(a) It subsides completely.
(b) It is negated.
(c) It subsides temporarily.
(d) It becomes more intense.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At the beginning of Chapter 51, Hanh introduces the word interbeing. What is the meaning of this word?

3. What is the result of compassion towards another who is suffering?

4. After realizing that the person expressing anger has experienced abuse, illness, or a setback, what can one learn to feel?

5. What simple practice should one do when anger begins to rise?

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