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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 groups comprise large family units, which for the most part, have now disbanded?
(a) Parents, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
(b) Parents, children, grandparents, and great grandparents.
(c) Parents, children, grandparents, and aunts.
(d) Parents, children, and grandparents.

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

3. Why is living in the present essential after experiencing negative feelings?
(a) Knots will dissipate the anger.
(b) Knots can help solve the issue.
(c) Knots can be identified as they form.
(d) Knots disappear.

4. What are the fruits of meditation?
(a) Clarity, determination, and peace.
(b) Clarity, determination, and patience.
(c) Mindfulness, clarity, and patience.
(d) Peace, joy, and clarity.

5. What must occur before one understands another person?
(a) One must suffer the other's sufferings.
(b) One must love unconditionally.
(c) One must seek guidance from religion.
(d) One must develop mindfulness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?

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

3. In "Mindfulness Must Be Engaged", what does Hanh remind readers of concerning the extension of mindful living from one person to the world?

4. What are most individuals unwilling to do about an issue?

5. According to Hanh's "Internal Formations", what forms within one's emotional consciousness as a result of anger?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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