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

2. What are the spiritual friends that Hanh uses on his mindfulness path?
(a) Meditations and bells.
(b) Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams.
(c) Quiet surroundings, and meditations.
(d) Dirty dishes and bells.

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

4. What should a driver do when caught by a stop light?
(a) Meditate on yesterday's trip.
(b) Sit back and smile.
(c) Listen to music.
(d) Think about the destination.

5. With whom does Hanh meet in Europe to help bring peace to Vietnam?
(a) Pope Paul VI.
(b) The Dalai Lama.
(c) President Kennedy.
(d) Robert McNamara.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hanh, what is the result of realizing the present moment?

2. What can one use daily as a reminder to stop and breathe mindfully?

3. In "The Eucharist", what does one bite of bread give to each disciple?

4. What is mouth yoga?

5. According to the author, when is peace present?

Short Essay Questions

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

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. 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?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. 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?

10. How does the term departmentalization apply to most people's attitude towards meditation? Why is the attitude incorrect? How can society benefit by an attitude adjustment?

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