Peace Is Every Step Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nhat Hanh
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the background for Hanh's religious training?

2. What can one use daily as a reminder to stop and breathe mindfully?

3. With whom does Hanh meet in Europe to help bring peace to Vietnam?

4. Which mantra during conscious breathing relaxes the body?

5. According to Hanh, what is the result of realizing the present moment?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Hanh, why does Jesus ask His disciples to eat the bread during the Eucharist? How does this request help the disciples to live in the present?

2. When is Hanh's second visit to the United States? What is the purpose of this visit? What do his visits to the United States indicate about his own commitment to world peace?

3. How does Hanh simplify the process of conscious breathing so that it is an easy practice?

4. What do dishes symbolize in "Washing the Dishes"? What does dessert symbolize in this article?

5. Describe the ritual of having a mindful family dinner.

6. How is Hanh's image as a forward thinker strengthened in "Driving Meditation"? How does his image affect his peers? What theme from the book is extended through the anecdote?

7. How does the process of conscious breathing affect one's work?

8. According to Hanh, what is an inappropriate use for meditation? What harm might be possible from using it inappropriately?

9. How does the term departmentalization apply to most people's attitude towards meditation? Why is the attitude incorrect? How can society benefit by an attitude adjustment?

10. What qualities does the dandelion possess that makes it a good choice as the recipient of lost smiles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "Nourishing Awareness in Each Moment," Hanh compares our senses to windows. Using his comparison develop an essay that explores at least five similarities.

Essay Topic 2

A familiar adage which refers to stress in an individual is all tied up in knots. Compare/contrast the adage with the Buddhist's concept of "internal formations.

Essay Topic 3

Hanh's essay on "Living Together" is directed towards the family unit. How could the principles stated in this article apply to individual countries and world peace?

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