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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 "Bells of Mindfulness", what must everyone make time for, according to Hanh?
(a) To enjoy bells.
(b) To honor all bells.
(c) To pray when church bells ring.
(d) To listen to non-sounds.

2. What is often forgotten when one approaches life with a constant goal in mind?
(a) Compassion.
(b) Empathy.
(c) Mindful living.
(d) Important relationships.

3. What can one use daily as a reminder to stop and breathe mindfully?
(a) Trees.
(b) Sounds.
(c) Music.
(d) Clouds.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is mouth yoga?

2. What path does the atmosphere of peace travel?

3. According to "Driving Meditation", where can happiness always be found?

4. Who/what is one never able to escape?

5. Which mantra during conscious breathing relaxes the body?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What Christian belief does Hanh refute in his article "Hope as an Obstacle"? Why is it important that Hanh included a Christian belief in his book?

5. 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?

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

7. The book's nature theme is expressed in "Flower Insights". What message is Buddha imparting to the monks by holding a flower and smiling?

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

9. What is the year and place of Hanh's birth? What are two of Hanh's earliest connections to the Buddhist faith?

10. Which peace activist nominates Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize? In what year does the nomination occur? Why does this individual nominate Hanh?

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