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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 becomes available when we quiet our distracted thinking?
(a) Patience and kindness.
(b) Love and health.
(c) Peace and happiness.
(d) Contentment and security.

2. How is Hanh's presence still felt in Vietnam?
(a) The Hanh Library is located in Vietnam.
(b) He visits Vietnam often to lecture.
(c) Handwritten copies of his books are illegally circulated there.
(d) His contributions to peace are taught in Vietnam's schools.

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

4. What phrase is used in the Editor's Introduction to describe "Peace is Every Step"?
(a) Life's handbook for peace.
(b) Joyful book art.
(c) Book of reminders.
(d) Book of peace.

5. What is Gethsemani?
(a) An isolated forest.
(b) A sacred rock.
(c) A monastery.
(d) A college.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does one sometimes go for a drive unnecessarily?

3. Who is Thomas Merton?

4. What organization is formed by Hanh in 1964?

5. According to Hanh, which of the following is a non-sound?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Why should aimlessness be everyone's goal in life?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

9. What are the fundamental building blocks for harmony? How does creating harmony in one's own life benefit peace in the world?

10. What are the benefits of conscious breathing?

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