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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 in "Aimlessness", what does the current culture promote?
(a) Meditation.
(b) Achievement.
(c) Constant activity.
(d) Wealth.

2. What causes us to lose touch with the peace that is available each moment?
(a) Rush of modern life.
(b) Lack of honesty.
(c) Indifference to others.
(d) Self-centered thoughts.

3. Which mantra during conscious breathing relaxes the body?
(a) "Breathing in, I calm my body."
(b) "Breathing in, I am happy."
(c) "Breathing out, I release the negatives."
(d) "Breathing out, I smile."

4. What is Hanh remembered for at the end of the Editor's Introduction?
(a) His contribution to the literary world.
(b) His dedication to enlighten others.
(c) His ability to empathize with the world's poor.
(d) His academic journals.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which yoga position does Hanh recommend for meditation?

3. What is often forgotten when one approaches life with a constant goal in mind?

4. What phrase is used in the Editor's Introduction to describe "Peace is Every Step"?

5. What does Hanh compare to windows?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. 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?

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

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. Describe the ritual of having a mindful family dinner.

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

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

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