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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 "Present Moment, Wonderful Moment", where is the perfect place to practice conscious breathing?
(a) In church.
(b) In solitude.
(c) In nature.
(d) Anywhere.

2. Who smiles at Buddha?
(a) Mahakashyapa.
(b) No one.
(c) The book's author.
(d) H.H. the Dalai Lama.

3. What happens when one stops seeking benefits from life?
(a) One finds hope.
(b) One gains available benefits.
(c) One realizes benefits do not exist.
(d) One gains a better attitude.

4. According to the author, which rite is a wonderful practice of mindfulness that Jesus used to awaken his disciples?
(a) Confession.
(b) Rebirth.
(c) The Eucharist.
(d) Baptism.

5. When we walk hurriedly, what imprints are left on the Earth?
(a) Anxiety and sorrow.
(b) Love and friendship.
(c) Hatred and despair.
(d) Peace and joy.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What bodily process does conscious breathing slow down?

3. According to a poem in this section, who/what now has the poet's lost smile?

4. In "Conscious Breathing", which two words can be used to facilitate being mindful of breathing?

5. Who is Thomas Merton?

Short Essay Questions

1. What lesson does Hanh teach the reader in "Mindfulness Must be Engaged"?

2. In "Nourishing Awareness" Hanh gives an example of how one can strengthen awareness. What is the example? How will this teaching by Hanh lead to action?

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

4. What steps can be taken to alleviate anger's control and transform it into a positive force?

5. 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?

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

7. What is the flower of tolerance? What could serve as compost for the flower of tolerance to grow and prosper?

8. According to Hanh in "Mindfulness of Anger", anger is the root of self-control problems. How does anger take away our mindfulness? Why would its power lead to one being out of control?

9. In "Understanding" Hanh explains that understanding and love are one thing. Why can the two not be separated?

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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