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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 must be one's approach towards nature for survival?
(a) Honor.
(b) Non-duality.
(c) Awe.
(d) Curiosity.

2. What does Hanh consider to be one's "second heart"?
(a) The sun.
(b) The universe.
(c) One's child.
(d) One's mother.

3. What does Hanh view as the best investment one can make?
(a) Maintaining one's health.
(b) Cultivating a relationship with a friend.
(c) Cultivating a lifelong commitment.
(d) Nurturing one's spiritual interests.

4. What three concepts can be included in family life that will promote inner peace?
(a) Reading rooms, family altar, and mindful dinners.
(b) Breathing room, media room, and mindful dinners.
(c) Meditation sessions, meditation rooms, and mindful dinners.
(d) Music room, reading room, and conscious breathing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In which river did the author wash his face?

2. According to Hanh, what can break the "cycle of transmission"?

3. According to Hanh, what would improve the power of hugging?

4. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?

5. What makes it more possible for one to sustain action for a worthy cause?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. Why is Hanh surprised to find that the Charles River is not a safe place to wash one's face? According to Hanh, how can dead rivers be resurrected?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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