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

2. Where is Gethsemani?
(a) New York City.
(b) New Delhi, India.
(c) Vietnam.
(d) Louisville, Kentucky.

3. According to Hanh, how many rings should one allow before answering the telephone?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

4. How many times should one breathe in and out before making a phone call?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

5. Which yoga position does Hanh recommend for meditation?
(a) The half-lotus.
(b) The full sun.
(c) The Phoenix.
(d) The ashante.

Short Answer Questions

1. What body position does Hanh recommend for meditation?

2. What should a driver do when caught by a stop light?

3. What is Hanh remembered for at the end of the Editor's Introduction?

4. What two purposes are fulfilled by washing dishes?

5. While driving, what can be used as a bell of mindfulness?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. How is Hanh's image as a forward thinker strengthened in "Driving Meditation"? How does his image affect his peers? What theme from the book is extended through the anecdote?

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

7. What are the benefits of conscious breathing?

8. Who is Thomas Merton? What is Merton's opinion of Hanh?

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

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

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