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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. According to the author, when is peace present?
2. According to Hanh, how many rings should one allow before answering the telephone?
3. According to the author, which rite is a wonderful practice of mindfulness that Jesus used to awaken his disciples?
4. What does Hanh synchronize with his movements of using a scythe?
5. What path does the atmosphere of peace travel?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explore the analogy of a new day being a gift to every being. Include details on how gifts are usually anticipated and acknowledged.
2. How does Hanh simplify the process of conscious breathing so that it is an easy practice?
3. Describe the ritual of having a mindful family dinner.
4. What is the Buddhist word for aimlessness? How does this word further extend the theme of living in the present?
5. What conclusion can the reader draw about Hanh's personal beliefs in his teachings from the bicycle anecdote?
6. According to Hanh, humankind is a product of the environment. In order to avoid confusion and loneliness, what must one do? Why is it difficult for humankind to follow Hanh's advice?
7. What Christian belief does Hanh refute in his article "Hope as an Obstacle"? Why is it important that Hanh included a Christian belief in his book?
8. Who is Thomas Merton? What is Merton's opinion of Hanh?
9. What qualities does the dandelion possess that makes it a good choice as the recipient of lost smiles?
10. Explain the statement, "'Peace is Every Step' is a book of reminders."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the analogy between departmentalization and going to church on Sundays?
Essay Topic 2
The foreword is written by H.H. the Dalai Lama, who is a revered spiritual leader. Research the views of H.H. the Dalai Lama. Then compare/contrast his views on world peace with those of Hanh.
Essay Topic 3
In "Twenty-Four Brand-New Hours" Hanh compares a new day to a precious gift. Compare/contrast a precious gift and a new day.
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