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

2. What do negative feelings leave behind if they are not faced?
(a) Negativity.
(b) Relief, acceptance, and peace.
(c) Positive acceptance.
(d) Destructive feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

3. What connection is made to one's parents as one looks in a mirror?
(a) The love one feels for the parents.
(b) The gifts from the parents of body, mind, and spirit.
(c) One's own failings are similar to those of the parents.
(d) The gift of continuity passed on by one's parents.

4. Which of these is NOT a component for the extension of mindful living into the world?
(a) Conscious breathing.
(b) Courage.
(c) Awareness.
(d) Smiling.

5. In "Transforming Feelings", who/what symbolizes mindfulness?
(a) The mother.
(b) Buddha.
(c) The reader.
(d) The crying child.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is living in the present essential after experiencing negative feelings?

2. What can happen when one observes parents with compassion?

3. How should individuals react to unpleasant feelings?

4. What happens when one mindfully recognizes anger?

5. What facilities for gatherings does Hanh recommend for replacing the large family units?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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