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

2. What is Gethsemani?
(a) A sacred rock.
(b) An isolated forest.
(c) A college.
(d) A monastery.

3. What does the author suggest using as a bell of mindfulness when driving in Paris?
(a) Stop sign.
(b) Yield sign.
(c) "Je me souviens" license plate.
(d) Car horn.

4. Who is Thomas Merton?
(a) A Catholic monk.
(b) A world leader.
(c) A social advocate.
(d) A Tibetan monk.

5. How is Hanh's presence still felt in Vietnam?
(a) He visits Vietnam often to lecture.
(b) His contributions to peace are taught in Vietnam's schools.
(c) The Hanh Library is located in Vietnam.
(d) Handwritten copies of his books are illegally circulated there.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when one gets back in touch with one's self?

2. Which mantra during conscious breathing relaxes the body?

3. What becomes available when we quiet our distracted thinking?

4. What benefits can be found only in oneself?

5. In "Cookie of Childhood", who gives Hanh a cookie to savor?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does the process of conscious breathing affect one's work?

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

9. 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?

10. 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?

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