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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. Who was the first monk to ride a bicycle in Vietnam?
2. According to Hanh, what is the result of realizing the present moment?
3. What is the origin of a smile?
4. What should a driver do when caught by a stop light?
5. What happens when one gets back in touch with one's self?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. The book's nature theme is expressed in "Flower Insights". What message is Buddha imparting to the monks by holding a flower and smiling?
3. What conclusion can the reader draw about Hanh's personal beliefs in his teachings from the bicycle anecdote?
4. 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?
5. Explore the analogy of a new day being a gift to every being. Include details on how gifts are usually anticipated and acknowledged.
6. What do dishes symbolize in "Washing the Dishes"? What does dessert symbolize in this article?
7. Explain the statement, "'Peace is Every Step' is a book of reminders."
8. What are the bells of mindfulness? What everyday sounds might be used as bells? List additional bells that are not mentioned in the book that could be used.
9. Who is Thomas Merton? What is Merton's opinion of Hanh?
10. Which noted spiritual leader authors the foreword of "Peace is Every Step"? What is his attitude towards Hanh's work? How does this lend credibility to the book's teachings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
To keep from becoming goal oriented, Hanh views aimlessness as necessary. Using a realistic goal that an individual is trying to attain, explore how aimlessness could be detrimental.
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