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. Realistically, who can benefit from an individual's mindful living?
(a) The world.
(b) People who are in daily contact.
(c) Those who are suffering.
(d) Relatives and close friends.

2. According to Hanh, what are most individuals willing to find out about an issue?
(a) The source of the problem.
(b) The villain who created the problem
(c) The solution to the problem.
(d) Their friends' stance on the issue.

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

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

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

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

7. According to the chapter "The Roots of Anger", where does the source of anger usually reside?
(a) In the universe.
(b) In negative thinking.
(c) In the situation.
(d) Within oneself.

8. What connection is made to one's parents as one looks in a mirror?
(a) The gifts from the parents of body, mind, and spirit.
(b) The gift of continuity passed on by one's parents.
(c) One's own failings are similar to those of the parents.
(d) The love one feels for the parents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How should individuals react to unpleasant feelings?

4. According to Hanh's "Internal Formations", what forms within one's emotional consciousness as a result of anger?

5. What becomes of a beautiful cut rose after it dies?

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