Peace Is Every Step Test | Final Test - Medium

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 is Hanh's attitude towards the Western cultures' treatment of parents?
(a) He is saddened.
(b) He is tolerant.
(c) He is elated.
(d) He is infuriated.

2. Realistically, who can benefit from an individual's mindful living?
(a) Relatives and close friends.
(b) Those who are suffering.
(c) People who are in daily contact.
(d) The world.

3. What should one do as angry feelings subside?
(a) Nurture the anger.
(b) Observe mindfully.
(c) Examine the source.
(d) Breathe consciously.

4. What is Hanh's attitude towards the Western tradition of hugging?
(a) Negative.
(b) Positive.
(c) Skeptical.
(d) Indifferent.

5. What term means "the essence of a person's true nature"?
(a) Ego.
(b) Dignity.
(c) Interbeing.
(d) Suchness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What technique discussed in "Cooking the Potato" transforms anger into a positive force?

2. What simple practice should one do when anger begins to rise?

3. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?

4. What would have prevented the tremendous amount of destruction in Vietnam?

5. How can one find peace and love when feeling angry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Why should one meditate on an individual who has caused personal pain?

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

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

6. After calming an unpleasant feeling, what two additional steps should be taken to insure that the negative emotion is eradicated completely?

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

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

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

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