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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 happens when one is cut off from nature?
(a) Mindfulness.
(b) Illness.
(c) Indifference.
(d) Hostility.

2. What are the fruits of meditation?
(a) Clarity, determination, and patience.
(b) Mindfulness, clarity, and patience.
(c) Peace, joy, and clarity.
(d) Clarity, determination, and peace.

3. In which river did the author wash his face?
(a) The Nile River.
(b) The Mississippi River.
(c) The Ohio River.
(d) The Charles River.

4. What groups comprise large family units, which for the most part, have now disbanded?
(a) Parents, children, grandparents, and great grandparents.
(b) Parents, children, grandparents, and aunts.
(c) Parents, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
(d) Parents, children, and grandparents.

5. How can one find peace and love when feeling angry?
(a) By ignoring the anger.
(b) By acting on the feeling of anger.
(c) By recognizing that anger is fleeting.
(d) By recognizing anger as a source of positive energy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Hanh's lament in "It is a Great Joy to hold Your Grandchild"?

2. What term means "the essence of a person's true nature"?

3. At the beginning of Chapter 51, Hanh introduces the word interbeing. What is the meaning of this word?

4. Which group of people are "the light at the top of the candle" for interbeing?

5. Which river, supposedly, contains enough chemicals to develop photographs?

Short Essay Questions

1. Hanh resurrects the concept of interbeing in "Healing the Wounds of War". What role does interbeing play in a veteran's life? Why?

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

3. How is Hanh's Buddhist faith reintroduced in "Internal Formations"? What is a common analogy to this teaching?

4. In "The River of Feelings", what three types of feelings are discussed? Should one feeling be approached differently than another? Why or why not?

5. What theme is expressed in "Look into Your Hand"? Following the theme's message, why should one never feel lonely?

6. What steps can be taken to alleviate anger's control and transform it into a positive force?

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

8. What counting analogy could be compared to Hanh's breathing mindfully when one feels anger rising?

9. What lesson does Hanh teach the reader in "Mindfulness Must be Engaged"?

10. What does Hanh suggest one might try to do with negative emotions? How can one accomplish this?

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