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 makes it more possible for one to sustain action for a worthy cause?

2. What seeds do most individuals focus on in their lives?

3. Which of these is NOT a component for the extension of mindful living into the world?

4. Which river, supposedly, contains enough chemicals to develop photographs?

5. What must be one's approach towards nature for survival?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "The Art of Mindful Living" Hanh remarks again about environmental issues. How can mindful living help environmental efforts?

4. How is Hanh's Buddhist faith reintroduced in "Internal Formations"? What is a common analogy to this teaching?

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

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

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

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

10. According to Hanh, how should an individual treat parents concerning their mistakes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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