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

2. What gift does holding a grandchild give to the grandparent?
(a) Great joy.
(b) Honor.
(c) Love.
(d) Hope.

3. What happens when one mindfully recognizes anger?
(a) Anger loses its power.
(b) Anger changes to compassion.
(c) Anger changes to a solution.
(d) Anger changes to love.

4. According to Hanh, which of the following are feelings that are experienced by humans during life?
(a) Harmless and harmful.
(b) Pleasant and neutral.
(c) Love and hate.
(d) Love and fear.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story "Look into Your Hand", who told the young man to look at his hand?

2. In Hanh's analogy of viruses and antibodies, what role(s) do the negative seeds play?

3. According to Hanh in "Mindfulness of Anger", what kind of problems does anger create?

4. Which plant is used in Hanh's story about people looking for the reason why it failed to grow?

5. How should individuals react to unpleasant feelings?

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. 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. After calming an unpleasant feeling, what two additional steps should be taken to insure that the negative emotion is eradicated completely?

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

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

6. In "The Art of Mindful Living" Hanh remarks again about environmental issues. How can mindful living help environmental efforts?

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

8. According to Hanh in "Mindfulness of Anger", anger is the root of self-control problems. How does anger take away our mindfulness? Why would its power lead to one being out of control?

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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