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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 is the basis for real strength when one tries to make a change in the world?
2. According Hanh, if one item is removed from the universe, how many others will cease to exist?
3. According to Hanh, which of the following are feelings that are experienced by humans during life?
4. What is Hanh's attitude towards the Western cultures' treatment of parents?
5. What would have prevented the tremendous amount of destruction in Vietnam?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it impossible to drop all of one's identity from the parents?
2. Hanh resurrects the concept of interbeing in "Healing the Wounds of War". What role does interbeing play in a veteran's life? Why?
3. What counting analogy could be compared to Hanh's breathing mindfully when one feels anger rising?
4. In "The Sun is My Heart", Hanh intertwines interbeing with the universe. Explain the title's metaphor.
5. In "The Art of Mindful Living" Hanh remarks again about environmental issues. How can mindful living help environmental efforts?
6. According to Hanh, how should an individual treat parents concerning their mistakes?
7. 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?
8. Why is Hanh surprised to find that the Charles River is not a safe place to wash one's face? According to Hanh, how can dead rivers be resurrected?
9. What two types of seeds does consciousness include? Explain the relationship between the two. Why is it important to plant positive seeds?
10. In "Understanding" Hanh explains that understanding and love are one thing. Why can the two not be separated?
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 first instinct when one feels an unpleasant emotion is to find an escape. Explain how this need to escape leads to compulsive behavior in the form of an addiction.
Essay Topic 3
Hanh's article "Flowers and Garbage" relates that as humans we form concepts in our minds based on first impressions. Explore how mindful living prevents one from acting on appearances.
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