Peace Is Every Step Test | Final 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 connection is made to one's parents as one looks in a mirror?

2. What should one do as angry feelings subside?

3. According to Hanh, what can break the "cycle of transmission"?

4. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?

5. What simple practice should one do when anger begins to rise?

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. 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?

7. What two types of seeds does consciousness include? Explain the relationship between the two. Why is it important to plant positive seeds?

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

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

10. What effect does conscious breathing have on a hug? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What is the analogy between departmentalization and going to church on Sundays?

Essay Topic 3

Explore three ways in which unnecessary driving is harmful. You must use one economic, one ecological, and one psychological example.

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