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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. How is Hanh's presence still felt in Vietnam?
(a) Handwritten copies of his books are illegally circulated there.
(b) He visits Vietnam often to lecture.
(c) The Hanh Library is located in Vietnam.
(d) His contributions to peace are taught in Vietnam's schools.

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

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

4. According to Hanh, which of the following is a non-sound?
(a) A telephone ring.
(b) A ray of sunshine.
(c) A car buzzer.
(d) A falling leaf.

5. What are the fundamental basics of peace?
(a) Love, compassion, and altruism.
(b) Money, food, and shelter.
(c) Health, wealth, and empathy.
(d) Health, religion, and altruism.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hanh, for what should one NOT use meditation?

2. What becomes available when we quiet our distracted thinking?

3. What location is the birthplace of Thich Nhat Hanh?

4. According to the author, which rite is a wonderful practice of mindfulness that Jesus used to awaken his disciples?

5. In "The Eucharist", what does one bite of bread give to each disciple?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What are the bells of mindfulness? What everyday sounds might be used as bells? List additional bells that are not mentioned in the book that could be used.

10. 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?

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