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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 Hanh, which of the following is a non-sound?
(a) A falling leaf.
(b) A car buzzer.
(c) A ray of sunshine.
(d) A telephone ring.

2. According to Hanh's story about an arguing couple, what is the first step to healing?
(a) Respect for others.
(b) Apology.
(c) Forgiveness.
(d) Conscious breathing.

3. What does Hanh synchronize with his movements of using a scythe?
(a) His voice.
(b) His rest periods.
(c) His breathing.
(d) His thoughts.

4. Who was the first monk to ride a bicycle in Vietnam?
(a) Nhat Hanh Nguyen.
(b) H.H. the Dalai Lama.
(c) Thich Nguyen.
(d) Thich Nhat Hanh.

5. At what university did Hanh tell the teachers and students to pause after a bell sounds?
(a) Harvard University.
(b) University of Colorado.
(c) McGill University.
(d) University of California.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Thomas Merton?

2. What resources are used in the creation of "Peace is Every Step"?

3. How many times should one breathe in and out before making a phone call?

4. Who smiles at the flower?

5. According to Hanh, where can one meditate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the benefits of conscious breathing?

2. 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?

3. Explain the process of conscious breathing. What is its purpose?

4. Explain the statement, "'Peace is Every Step' is a book of reminders."

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

6. What do dishes symbolize in "Washing the Dishes"? What does dessert symbolize in this article?

7. According to Hanh, humankind is a product of the environment. In order to avoid confusion and loneliness, what must one do? Why is it difficult for humankind to follow Hanh's advice?

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

9. What are the fundamental building blocks for harmony? How does creating harmony in one's own life benefit peace in the world?

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

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