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Nhat Hanh
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, which rite is a wonderful practice of mindfulness that Jesus used to awaken his disciples?
(a) Rebirth.
(b) Baptism.
(c) Confession.
(d) The Eucharist.

2. Before making a phone call, what should one do?
(a) Breathe consciously and pause.
(b) Smile and recite a mantra.
(c) Breathe consciously and smile.
(d) Envision the person one is calling.

3. Why is Hanh received enthusiastically in the West?
(a) His personal realtionships with influential leaders.
(b) His belief in isolationism.
(c) His continued efforts to bring peace to Vietnam.
(d) His ablility to walk calmly with peace and awareness.

4. What does Hanh compare to windows?
(a) Memories.
(b) Senses.
(c) Regrets.
(d) Emotions.

5. What path does the atmosphere of peace travel?
(a) Family, individual, community, world.
(b) World, community, family, individual.
(c) Individual, family, community, world.
(d) Individual, family, world, community.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the foreword, what is the only way to bring about world peace?

2. What invitation does the author give to the reader at the end of the first section?

3. What can one use daily as a reminder to stop and breathe mindfully?

4. According to Hanh, where can one meditate?

5. What is Gethsemani?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Buddhist word for aimlessness? How does this word further extend the theme of living in the present?

2. What conclusion can the reader draw about Hanh's personal beliefs in his teachings from the bicycle anecdote?

3. How does Hanh simplify the process of conscious breathing so that it is an easy practice?

4. Describe the ritual of having a mindful family dinner.

5. In "Driving Meditation" Hanh encourages the reader to view his or her vehicle as his or herself and to control the vehicle as such. How would conscious breathing facilitate one's control of a vehicle?

6. In "Cookies of Childhood" what is the analogy between eating a cookie and living in the present?

7. Explore the analogy of a new day being a gift to every being. Include details on how gifts are usually anticipated and acknowledged.

8. How does Hanh show his true Buddhist nature in "Telephone Meditation"?

9. What is the year and place of Hanh's birth? What are two of Hanh's earliest connections to the Buddhist faith?

10. In what year does Hanh first visit the United States? For what purpose? Why does he leave in 1963?

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