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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. At the beginning of Chapter 51, Hanh introduces the word interbeing. What is the meaning of this word?
(a) All things are sacred.
(b) All things are sources of energy.
(c) All things exist in harmony.
(d) All things are connected.

2. What do positive seeds produce?
(a) Mindful living.
(b) More positive seeds.
(c) Peace.
(d) Happy thoughts.

3. What facilities for gatherings does Hanh recommend for replacing the large family units?
(a) Public gardens.
(b) Community libraries.
(c) Large churches.
(d) Community centers.

4. What are most individuals unwilling to do about an issue?
(a) Forget their unpleasant feelings.
(b) Admit their role in the issue.
(c) Not blame others for the problem.
(d) Change the situation to solve the problem.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hanh view as the best investment one can make?

2. According to Hanh, which of the following are feelings that are experienced by humans during life?

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

4. Which river, supposedly, contains enough chemicals to develop photographs?

5. What term means "the essence of a person's true nature"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

8. What lesson does Hanh teach the reader in "Mindfulness Must be Engaged"?

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

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

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