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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 organization is formed by Hanh in 1964?
(b) The little Peace Corps.
(c) The School for Social Awareness.
(d) The Salvation Army.
2. According to Hanh, what items should be in a family meditation room?
(a) Cushions, a bell, and a vase of flowers.
(b) Cushions and a bell.
(c) Cushions, a candle, and a bell.
(d) Cushions and a vase of flowers.
3. What happens when one gets back in touch with one's self?
(a) Life's present moment is more easily encountered.
(b) Selfish attitudes cease to exist.
(c) A positive attitude evolves.
(d) Problems seem less worrisome.
4. Which mantra during conscious breathing relaxes the body?
(a) "Breathing in, I calm my body."
(b) "Breathing out, I smile."
(c) "Breathing in, I am happy."
(d) "Breathing out, I release the negatives."
5. With whom does Hanh meet in Europe to help bring peace to Vietnam?
(a) Robert McNamara.
(b) The Dalai Lama.
(c) President Kennedy.
(d) Pope Paul VI.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Hanh in "Aimlessness", what does the current culture promote?
2. In which yoga position are the legs crossed by placing both feet on opposite knees?
3. Who was the first monk to ride a bicycle in Vietnam?
4. What two purposes are fulfilled by washing dishes?
5. According to "Driving Meditation", where can happiness always be found?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the year and place of Hanh's birth? What are two of Hanh's earliest connections to the Buddhist faith?
2. What Christian belief does Hanh refute in his article "Hope as an Obstacle"? Why is it important that Hanh included a Christian belief in his book?
3. What are the fundamental building blocks for harmony? How does creating harmony in one's own life benefit peace in the world?
4. What are the benefits of conscious breathing?
5. 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?
6. Which noted spiritual leader authors the foreword of "Peace is Every Step"? What is his attitude towards Hanh's work? How does this lend credibility to the book's teachings?
7. How does Hanh simplify the process of conscious breathing so that it is an easy practice?
8. Explain the process of conscious breathing. What is its purpose?
9. Who is Thomas Merton? What is Merton's opinion of Hanh?
10. What conclusion can the reader draw about Hanh's personal beliefs in his teachings from the bicycle anecdote?
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