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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 makes it more possible for one to sustain action for a worthy cause?
(a) The ability to be flexible.
(b) The fruits of meditation.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Mindful living.

2. What do large family units provide?
(a) Less stressful environment for working parents.
(b) Acceptance of the elderly.
(c) Safety for children of suffering parents.
(d) Childcare while parents work.

3. How many years does it take for nuclear waste to become a flower?
(a) One half of a million.
(b) Infinitely many.
(c) One quarter of a million.
(d) One million.

4. What term means "the essence of a person's true nature"?
(a) Ego.
(b) Dignity.
(c) Interbeing.
(d) Suchness.

5. According to Hanh in "The River of Feelings", how many types of feelings do humans experience throughout life?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Infinitely many.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the fruits of meditation?

2. Which of these is NOT a component for the extension of mindful living into the world?

3. What becomes of a beautiful cut rose after it dies?

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

5. What do positive seeds produce?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What theme is expressed in "Look into Your Hand"? Following the theme's message, why should one never feel lonely?

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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