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

2. According to Hanh in "Mindfulness of Anger", what kind of problems does anger create?

3. What reason does Hanh give for the abuse of children at their own parents' hands?

4. How should individuals react to unpleasant feelings?

5. In "Mindfulness Must Be Engaged", what does Hanh remind readers of concerning the extension of mindful living from one person to the world?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What steps can be taken to alleviate anger's control and transform it into a positive force?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "Parents" Hanh remarks on the subject of child abuse.

1) How are the seeds of abuse passed from generation to generation?

2) Is it logical that compassion for the parents who commit abuse will break the pattern? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Using Hanh's article "Transforming Feelings" as a resource, explain how anger, if left unchecked, can destroy the suffering, yet leave the aggressor unscathed.

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