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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. According to Hanh, which of the following is a non-sound?
(a) A ray of sunshine.
(b) A car buzzer.
(c) A falling leaf.
(d) A telephone ring.

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

3. What enables one to become a real person?
(a) Greeting others.
(b) Smiling at others.
(c) Practicing mindfulness.
(d) Studying the classics.

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

5. What path does the atmosphere of peace travel?
(a) Individual, family, community, world.
(b) World, community, family, individual.
(c) Family, individual, community, world.
(d) Individual, family, world, community.

Short Answer Questions

1. What benefits can be found only in oneself?

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

3. According to Hanh, what items should be in a family meditation room?

4. According to Hanh in "Aimlessness", what does the current culture promote?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

5. What are the benefits of conscious breathing?

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

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

8. Explain the process of conscious breathing. What is its purpose?

9. 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?

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

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