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

2. What two purposes are fulfilled by washing dishes?
(a) Clean dishes and a tidy kitchen.
(b) Clean dishes and mindful living.
(c) Clean dishes and a better attitude.
(d) Clean dishes and time to daydream.

3. What is the origin of a smile?
(a) A peaceful heart.
(b) Contentment.
(c) A loving heart.
(d) An awakened mind.

4. Which yoga position does Hanh recommend for meditation?
(a) The ashante.
(b) The half-lotus.
(c) The full sun.
(d) The Phoenix.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Hanh received enthusiastically in the West?

2. With whom does Hanh meet in Europe to help bring peace to Vietnam?

3. What does Hanh synchronize with his movements of using a scythe?

4. In "Eating Mindfully", what is the purpose of eating?

5. In "Flower Insights" who holds a flower before the monks?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the benefits of conscious breathing?

3. 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?

4. 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?

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

6. According to Hanh, humankind is a product of the environment. In order to avoid confusion and loneliness, what must one do? Why is it difficult for humankind to follow Hanh's advice?

7. When is Hanh's second visit to the United States? What is the purpose of this visit? What do his visits to the United States indicate about his own commitment to world peace?

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

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

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

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