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

2. Who/what lives thanks to the "second heart"?
(a) Children.
(b) Stars.
(c) The suffering masses.
(d) Plants.

3. Which plant is used in Hanh's story about people looking for the reason why it failed to grow?
(a) Corn.
(b) Lettuce.
(c) Beans.
(d) Carrots.

4. 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.

5. What simple practice should one do when anger begins to rise?
(a) Walking.
(b) Reading.
(c) Talking.
(d) Running.

Short Answer Questions

1. What should mindful living not do?

2. What else must exist for wealth to be possible in the world?

3. What happens when one mindfully recognizes anger?

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

5. What is the Buddhist term for understanding completely?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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