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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. What is essential to productivity?
(a) Quick thinking.
(b) Linking the mind and body.
(c) Nimble body movements.
(d) Meditation.

2. According to the author, when is peace present?
(a) At birth.
(b) Here and now.
(c) At death.
(d) Today and the future.

3. When we walk hurriedly, what imprints are left on the Earth?
(a) Anxiety and sorrow.
(b) Love and friendship.
(c) Peace and joy.
(d) Hatred and despair.

4. In "Cookie of Childhood", who gives Hanh a cookie to savor?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) His mother.
(c) His brother.
(d) His friend.

5. At the beginning of Part l, Chapter1, what gift is available to everyone upon waking up each morning?
(a) Twenty-four hours.
(b) Sunshine.
(c) Enlightenment.
(d) Joy.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which yoga position are the legs crossed by placing both feet on opposite knees?

2. What benefits can be found only in oneself?

3. Which techniques can help individuals heal themselves emotionally and psychologically?

4. According to the Editor's Introduction, what method of obtaining peace is part of Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings?

5. What is the origin of a smile?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Hanh, what is an inappropriate use for meditation? What harm might be possible from using it inappropriately?

2. What is the flower of tolerance? What could serve as compost for the flower of tolerance to grow and prosper?

3. After calming an unpleasant feeling, what two additional steps should be taken to insure that the negative emotion is eradicated completely?

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

5. What qualities does the dandelion possess that makes it a good choice as the recipient of lost smiles?

6. Hanh resurrects the concept of interbeing in "Healing the Wounds of War". What role does interbeing play in a veteran's life? Why?

7. When is Hanh's second visit to the United States? What is the purpose of this visit? What do his visits to the United States indicate about his own commitment to world peace?

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

9. At the end of the book, Hanh invites readers to take the hand of a child and go outside to enjoy the simple things such as the sky, grass, and flowers. How does this invitation relate to mindful living?

10. In "The Art of Mindful Living" Hanh remarks again about environmental issues. How can mindful living help environmental efforts?

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