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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 invitation does the author give to the reader at the end of the first section?
(a) To return to the present moment and find peace and joy.
(b) To reflect on the past.
(c) To begin a diary of the reader's journey.
(d) To ask a friend to read along, too.

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

3. What organization is formed by Hanh in 1964?
(a) NATO.
(b) The little Peace Corps.
(c) The School for Social Awareness.
(d) The Salvation Army.

4. Who smiles at Buddha?
(a) No one.
(b) Mahakashyapa.
(c) The book's author.
(d) H.H. the Dalai Lama.

5. According to Hanh, where can one meditate?
(a) Church.
(b) Anywhere.
(c) Sanctuary.
(d) Garden.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the foreword, what is the only way to bring about world peace?

2. When we walk hurriedly, what imprints are left on the Earth?

3. What path does the atmosphere of peace travel?

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

5. Which yoga position does Hanh recommend for meditation?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In what year does Hanh first visit the United States? For what purpose? Why does he leave in 1963?

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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