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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 should one do as angry feelings subside?
2. According to Hanh's "Internal Formations", what forms within one's emotional consciousness as a result of anger?
3. According to Hanh, when must one recognize negative feelings?
4. According to the chapter "The Roots of Anger", where does the source of anger usually reside?
5. Why is living in the present essential after experiencing negative feelings?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. According to Hanh, how should an individual treat parents concerning their mistakes?
3. In "The Art of Mindful Living" Hanh remarks again about environmental issues. How can mindful living help environmental efforts?
4. What effect does conscious breathing have on a hug? Why?
5. What counting analogy could be compared to Hanh's breathing mindfully when one feels anger rising?
6. What lesson does Hanh teach the reader in "Mindfulness Must be Engaged"?
7. What two types of seeds does consciousness include? Explain the relationship between the two. Why is it important to plant positive seeds?
8. Hanh resurrects the concept of interbeing in "Healing the Wounds of War". What role does interbeing play in a veteran's life? Why?
9. After calming an unpleasant feeling, what two additional steps should be taken to insure that the negative emotion is eradicated completely?
10. What steps can be taken to alleviate anger's control and transform it into a positive force?
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
Hanh was nominated in 1967 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize. Research Dr. King's views on attaining world peace. Compare/contrast his views to Hanh's.
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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