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. For whom should one feel compassion?

2. At the beginning of Chapter 51, Hanh introduces the word interbeing. What is the meaning of this word?

3. According Hanh, if one item is removed from the universe, how many others will cease to exist?

4. What is Hanh's attitude towards the Western tradition of hugging?

5. According to Hanh in "The River of Feelings", how many types of feelings do humans experience throughout life?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Understanding" Hanh explains that understanding and love are one thing. Why can the two not be separated?

2. In "The Sun is My Heart", Hanh intertwines interbeing with the universe. Explain the title's metaphor.

3. 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?

4. After calming an unpleasant feeling, what two additional steps should be taken to insure that the negative emotion is eradicated completely?

5. How does the article "Investing in Friends" demonstrate Hanh's teaching on achieving world peace?

6. In "The River of Feelings", what three types of feelings are discussed? Should one feeling be approached differently than another? Why or why not?

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

8. What must happen to the knots before peace can be found?

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

10. Hanh resurrects the concept of interbeing in "Healing the Wounds of War". What role does interbeing play in a veteran's life? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Family members need to understand one another before living in harmony can be possible. Using mindfulness as a blueprint, explain how siblings can come to terms with the belief that Mom or Dad favors or has an easier relationship with another sibling.

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

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.

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