Peace Is Every Step Test | Final Test - Medium

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) Awe.
(c) Non-duality.
(d) Curiosity.

2. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?
(a) Feeling the intensity of another's suffering.
(b) The ability to remove suffering from another person.
(c) Offering to help in another's suffering.
(d) Understanding why another is suffering.

3. What happens when one is cut off from nature?
(a) Illness.
(b) Mindfulness.
(c) Indifference.
(d) Hostility.

4. What seeds do most individuals focus on in their lives?
(a) Negative seeds.
(b) Positive seeds.
(c) Positive and negative seeds.
(d) No seeds.

5. In the story "Look into Your Hand", who told the young man to look at his hand?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) Buddha.

Short Answer Questions

1. What should mindful living not do?

2. According to Hanh, what is the only tool useful in changing a situation?

3. Which group of people are "the light at the top of the candle" for interbeing?

4. What should one do as angry feelings subside?

5. What happens when one mindfully recognizes anger?

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

3. Why should one meditate on an individual who has caused personal pain?

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why is it impossible to drop all of one's identity from the parents?

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

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