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

2. How can one find peace and love when feeling angry?
(a) By recognizing anger as a source of positive energy.
(b) By recognizing that anger is fleeting.
(c) By acting on the feeling of anger.
(d) By ignoring the anger.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What can be transformed into healthy energy by recognizing that it is part of oneself?

2. What is Hanh's attitude towards the Western tradition of hugging?

3. Why does looking into his own hand keep the man from feeling lonely?

4. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?

5. What do positive seeds produce?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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