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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. Why is Hanh received enthusiastically in the West?
(a) His continued efforts to bring peace to Vietnam.
(b) His belief in isolationism.
(c) His ablility to walk calmly with peace and awareness.
(d) His personal realtionships with influential leaders.

2. What does Hanh synchronize with his movements of using a scythe?
(a) His rest periods.
(b) His breathing.
(c) His voice.
(d) His thoughts.

3. Who nominates Hanh for the 1966 Nobel Prize?
(a) Richard Nixon.
(b) The Dalai Lama.
(c) Martin Luther King.
(d) Gandhi.

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

5. What do non-sounds remind us to do?
(a) Breathe, smile, and live fully in the moment.
(b) Breathe, smile, and commune with nature.
(c) Breathe, smile, and care for others.
(d) Smile, acknowledge others, and live fully.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hanh, what is often a barrier to happiness?

2. What is the goal of meditation?

3. What resources are used in the creation of "Peace is Every Step"?

4. According to Hanh, what effect does watching violence on television have on an individual?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. 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?

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

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. According to Hanh, why does Jesus ask His disciples to eat the bread during the Eucharist? How does this request help the disciples to live in the present?

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

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

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

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

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