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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 "Transforming Feelings", who/what symbolizes mindfulness?
(a) Buddha.
(b) The crying child.
(c) The mother.
(d) The reader.

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

3. What is the Buddhist term for understanding completely?
(a) Totality.
(b) Enlightenment.
(c) Non-duality.
(d) Comprehension.

4. In "Mindfulness Must Be Engaged", what does Hanh remind readers of concerning the extension of mindful living from one person to the world?
(a) Mindful living is intended to create peace for one individual.
(b) Mindful living is a tool that must be actively used.
(c) Mindful living will naturally flow to the masses.
(d) Mindful living needs to reach only a few to have an effect on many.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Hanh, what is the only tool useful in changing a situation?

3. According to Hanh, when must one recognize negative feelings?

4. Which of these dissolves anger?

5. What can happen when one observes parents with compassion?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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.

5. According to Hanh, how should an individual treat parents concerning their mistakes?

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

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

8. 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?

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

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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