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

2. According to Hanh in "Mindfulness of Anger", what kind of problems does anger create?
(a) Relationship problems.
(b) Health problems.
(c) Self-control problems.
(d) Self-esteem problems.

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

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

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

6. What would have prevented the tremendous amount of destruction in Vietnam?
(a) An American vision of non-duality.
(b) An American vision of duality.
(c) A Vietnamese vision of non-duality.
(d) A Vietnamese vision of duality.

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

8. 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) Adult children minimize the importance of grandparents.
(c) The Western cultures do not honor the elderly.
(d) Grandchildren are cared for by strangers.

9. At the beginning of Chapter 51, Hanh introduces the word interbeing. What is the meaning of this word?
(a) All things are connected.
(b) All things are sources of energy.
(c) All things exist in harmony.
(d) All things are sacred.

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

11. What does Hanh view as the best investment one can make?
(a) Cultivating a lifelong commitment.
(b) Maintaining one's health.
(c) Nurturing one's spiritual interests.
(d) Cultivating a relationship with a friend.

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

13. In "Transforming Feelings", who/what is analogous to emotion?
(a) The crying child.
(b) The mother.
(c) Buddha.
(d) Mindfulness.

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

15. In the story "Look into Your Hand", who told the young man to look at his hand?
(a) His mother.
(b) His father.
(c) His grandmother.
(d) Buddha.

Short Answer Questions

1. What groups comprise large family units, which for the most part, have now disbanded?

2. In Hanh's analogy of viruses and antibodies, what role(s) do the negative seeds play?

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

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

5. According Hanh, if one item is removed from the universe, how many others will cease to exist?

(see the answer keys)

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