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 facilities for gatherings does Hanh recommend for replacing the large family units?

2. According to the chapter "The Roots of Anger", where does the source of anger usually reside?

3. What is the basis for real strength when one tries to make a change in the world?

4. What is Hanh's definition of compassion?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. What counting analogy could be compared to Hanh's breathing mindfully when one feels anger rising?

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

7. Why should one meditate on an individual who has caused personal pain?

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

9. 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?

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

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Hanh remarks that even the wealthiest can die of suffering. Apply his words to a wealthy country. How could the country cease to exist even though it had tremendous resources?

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