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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 river, supposedly, contains enough chemicals to develop photographs?
2. What groups comprise large family units, which for the most part, have now disbanded?
3. What term means "the essence of a person's true nature"?
4. What is the result of compassion towards another who is suffering?
5. What do negative feelings leave behind if they are not faced?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why should one meditate on an individual who has caused personal pain?
2. What is the Buddhist concept of "interbeing?" Hanh gives an example of interbeing by stating that poverty cannot exist without wealth. Give at least two other similar examples.
3. Why is it impossible to drop all of one's identity from the parents?
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. What two types of seeds does consciousness include? Explain the relationship between the two. Why is it important to plant positive seeds?
8. Explain the Buddhist concept of non-duality. Give an example.
9. How does the article "Investing in Friends" demonstrate Hanh's teaching on achieving world peace?
10. 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?
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
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
In "Nourishing Awareness in Each Moment," Hanh compares our senses to windows. Using his comparison develop an essay that explores at least five similarities.
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