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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. 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.

2. In "Mindfulness Must Be Engaged", what does Hanh remind readers of concerning the extension of mindful living from one person to the world?
(a) Mindful living needs to reach only a few to have an effect on many.
(b) Mindful living is a tool that must be actively used.
(c) Mindful living will naturally flow to the masses.
(d) Mindful living is intended to create peace for one individual.

3. In "Transforming Feelings", who/what is analogous to emotion?
(a) Mindfulness.
(b) The crying child.
(c) The mother.
(d) Buddha.

4. After realizing that the person expressing anger has experienced abuse, illness, or a setback, what can one learn to feel?
(a) Compassion.
(b) Peace.
(c) Love.
(d) Hate.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What would have prevented the tremendous amount of destruction in Vietnam?

2. What do positive seeds produce?

3. According to Hanh, what are most individuals willing to find out about an issue?

4. Who used mindful living in Vietnam to act on the suffering of others?

5. What is the Buddhist term for understanding completely?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What two types of seeds does consciousness include? Explain the relationship between the two. Why is it important to plant positive seeds?

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

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