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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. What must one do before answering the telephone?
(a) Clear their throat.
(b) Recite a mantra.
(c) Count to ten.
(d) Smile.

2. According to Hanh, what items should be in a family meditation room?
(a) Cushions, a candle, and a bell.
(b) Cushions and a vase of flowers.
(c) Cushions, a bell, and a vase of flowers.
(d) Cushions and a bell.

3. What is the background for Hanh's religious training?
(a) Taoism.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Christianity.

4. What does practicing conscious breathing unify?
(a) The mind and body.
(b) The mind and emotions.
(c) The mind and soul.
(d) The soul and body.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What invitation does the author give to the reader at the end of the first section?

3. Why is Hanh received enthusiastically in the West?

4. When we walk hurriedly, what imprints are left on the Earth?

5. What bodily process does conscious breathing slow down?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Which peace activist nominates Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize? In what year does the nomination occur? Why does this individual nominate Hanh?

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

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

5. What is the Buddhist word for aimlessness? How does this word further extend the theme of living in the present?

6. What are the bells of mindfulness? What everyday sounds might be used as bells? List additional bells that are not mentioned in the book that could be used.

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

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

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

10. 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?

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