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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. Who smiles at the flower?
(a) Mahakashyapa.
(b) Another monk.
(c) Buddha.
(d) H.H. the Dalai Lama.

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

3. While driving, what can be used as a bell of mindfulness?
(a) A yield sign.
(b) A car horn.
(c) A red light.
(d) A speed limit sign.

4. Who is Thomas Merton?
(a) A Catholic monk.
(b) A world leader.
(c) A social advocate.
(d) A Tibetan monk.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Hanh, where can one meditate?

3. What is essential to productivity?

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

5. According to Hanh, what is often a barrier to happiness?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the fundamental building blocks for harmony? How does creating harmony in one's own life benefit peace in the world?

2. In "The Sun is My Heart", Hanh intertwines interbeing with the universe. Explain the title's metaphor.

3. How does the article "Investing in Friends" demonstrate Hanh's teaching on achieving world peace?

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

5. Why is it impossible to drop all of one's identity from the parents?

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. What instructions on meditating does Hanh give the reader in "Meditation on Compassion"? Why would it be more beneficial to meditate on someone who is obviously suffering?

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