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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 community is established by Hanh a hundred miles southwest of Paris?
(a) Le Casserole.
(b) Left Bank.
(c) Sweet Potato.
(d) Sweet Pears.

2. What is the background for Hanh's religious training?
(a) Buddhism.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Taoism.
(d) Catholicism.

3. What is Hanh's synonym for aimlessness?
(a) Bliss.
(b) Wishfulness.
(c) Joy.
(d) Wishlessness.

4. What two conscious actions should precede taking a bite of food?
(a) Saying grace and smiling.
(b) Pausing, then smelling the food's aroma.
(c) Breathing and smiling.
(d) Sitting down, then closing one's eyes.

5. According to the author, when is peace present?
(a) At death.
(b) Here and now.
(c) At birth.
(d) Today and the future.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What benefits can be found only in oneself?

3. According to Hanh's story about an arguing couple, what is the first step to healing?

4. What is the goal of meditation?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What conclusion can the reader draw about Hanh's personal beliefs in his teachings from the bicycle anecdote?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. According to Hanh, why does Jesus ask His disciples to eat the bread during the Eucharist? How does this request help the disciples to live in the present?

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