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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. What reason does Hanh give for the abuse of children at their own parents' hands?
(a) The parents themselves were abused.
(b) The child misunderstood discipline for abuse.
(c) The parents were only disciplining the child.
(d) The parents were not living in mindfulness.

2. What technique discussed in "Cooking the Potato" transforms anger into a positive force?
(a) Meditation.
(b) Breathing.
(c) Nurturing.
(d) Mediation.

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

4. What are most individuals unwilling to do about an issue?
(a) Admit their role in the issue.
(b) Not blame others for the problem.
(c) Forget their unpleasant feelings.
(d) Change the situation to solve the problem.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the basis for real strength when one tries to make a change in the world?

2. What does Hanh consider to be one's "second heart"?

3. According to Hanh, what happens to anger when one pounds a pillow?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How is Hanh's Buddhist faith reintroduced in "Internal Formations"? What is a common analogy to this teaching?

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

7. In "The Art of Mindful Living" Hanh remarks again about environmental issues. How can mindful living help environmental efforts?

8. In "The River of Feelings", what three types of feelings are discussed? Should one feeling be approached differently than another? Why or why not?

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

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

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