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 do large family units provide?

2. What is the Buddhist term for understanding completely?

3. What are most individuals unwilling to do about an issue?

4. What connection is made to one's parents as one looks in a mirror?

5. What should mindful living not do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hanh suggest one might try to do with negative emotions? How can one accomplish this?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Explain the Buddhist concept of non-duality. Give an example.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In "Twenty-Four Brand-New Hours" Hanh compares a new day to a precious gift. Compare/contrast a precious gift and a new day.

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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