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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 "Tangerine Meditation", who is reflecting on the tangerine's origin?
(a) Teachers.
(b) Artists.
(c) Children.
(d) Parents.

2. Who/what is one never able to escape?
(a) Guilt.
(b) One's self.
(c) Gratitude.
(d) Mindfulness.

3. According to "Driving Meditation", where can happiness always be found?
(a) In nature.
(b) While driving.
(c) In the present moment.
(d) Within oneself.

4. According to Hanh's story about an arguing couple, what is the first step to healing?
(a) Apology.
(b) Conscious breathing.
(c) Forgiveness.
(d) Respect for others.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What can one use daily as a reminder to stop and breathe mindfully?

2. What location is the birthplace of Thich Nhat Hanh?

3. What group might react strongly to Hanh's views on hope?

4. What act does Hanh's teaching center around?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

5. What do dishes symbolize in "Washing the Dishes"? What does dessert symbolize in this article?

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

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

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

9. What are the benefits of conscious breathing?

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

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