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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. Which river, supposedly, contains enough chemicals to develop photographs?
(a) The Rhine River.
(b) The Nile River.
(c) The Charles River.
(d) The Mississippi River.

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

3. What can be transformed into healthy energy by recognizing that it is part of oneself?
(a) Unpleasant emotions.
(b) Neutral emotions.
(c) Pleasant emotions.
(d) Indifference.

4. What gift does holding a grandchild give to the grandparent?
(a) Honor.
(b) Hope.
(c) Great joy.
(d) Love.

5. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?
(a) Feeling the intensity of another's suffering.
(b) Understanding why another is suffering.
(c) Offering to help in another's suffering.
(d) The ability to remove suffering from another person.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story "Look into Your Hand", who told the young man to look at his hand?

2. According to Hanh's "Nourishing of Healthy Seeds", what are the two levels of consciousness?

3. According to Hanh, what can break the "cycle of transmission"?

4. According to Hanh in "The River of Feelings", how many types of feelings do humans experience throughout life?

5. Who used mindful living in Vietnam to act on the suffering of others?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Explain the Buddhist concept of non-duality. Give an example.

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

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

5. What two types of seeds does consciousness include? Explain the relationship between the two. Why is it important to plant positive seeds?

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

7. What must happen to the knots before peace can be found?

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

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

10. Why is Hanh surprised to find that the Charles River is not a safe place to wash one's face? According to Hanh, how can dead rivers be resurrected?

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