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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 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.

2. Who was the first monk to ride a bicycle in Vietnam?
(a) Thich Nguyen.
(b) Nhat Hanh Nguyen.
(c) Thich Nhat Hanh.
(d) H.H. the Dalai Lama.

3. What is essential to productivity?
(a) Linking the mind and body.
(b) Nimble body movements.
(c) Quick thinking.
(d) Meditation.

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

5. In "Eating Mindfully", what is the purpose of eating?
(a) To relax.
(b) For nourishment.
(c) To eat.
(d) For pleasure.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when one gets back in touch with one's self?

2. In "Bells of Mindfulness", what must everyone make time for, according to Hanh?

3. Which mantra during conscious breathing relaxes the body?

4. What does Hanh compare to windows?

5. According to Hanh, how many rings should one allow before answering the telephone?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

8. How does Hanh simplify the process of conscious breathing so that it is an easy practice?

9. 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?

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

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