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

2. Which of these is NOT a component for the extension of mindful living into the world?
(a) Conscious breathing.
(b) Awareness.
(c) Courage.
(d) Smiling.

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

4. Who used mindful living in Vietnam to act on the suffering of others?
(a) The author.
(b) The author and his monastic fellows.
(c) The South Vietnamese.
(d) The Dalai Lama.

5. According Hanh, if one item is removed from the universe, how many others will cease to exist?
(a) All.
(b) One hundred thousand.
(c) Two.
(d) None.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Transforming Feelings", who/what is analogous to emotion?

2. What gift does holding a grandchild give to the grandparent?

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

4. Which plant is used in Hanh's story about people looking for the reason why it failed to grow?

5. What must be one's approach towards nature for survival?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Understanding" Hanh explains that understanding and love are one thing. Why can the two not be separated?

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

8. What is the Buddhist concept of "interbeing?" Hanh gives an example of interbeing by stating that poverty cannot exist without wealth. Give at least two other similar examples.

9. What effect does conscious breathing have on a hug? Why?

10. According to Hanh in "Mindfulness of Anger", anger is the root of self-control problems. How does anger take away our mindfulness? Why would its power lead to one being out of control?

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