The Conference of the Birds Test | Final Test - Hard

Sufi texts#Farid ad-Din Attar
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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 happened when Truth's sunlight cleared the air in the Valley of Insight into Mystery?

2. What did the dervish ask of God in regard to the famine of Egypt?

3. Where did Sheikh Ghouri take refuge at when he met a "group of crazy fools"?

4. What did the zonnar represent?

5. What made the man from "A Lord Who Loved a Beer-Seller" long to die?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Mahna's shiekh tell the old woman about how to pray?

2. What must one do to find God in the Valley of the Quest?

3. Describe the Valley of Detachment.

4. What did the "faithless Moslem" think about doing when the "faithful infidel" was bent in prayer?

5. How did the hoopoe answer the bird that claimed to be satisfied with his spiritual state and, therefore, did not need to go on the quest to see the Simorgh?

6. Describe the Valley of Unity.

7. Why did the bat wish to see the sun?

8. According to the hoopoe, who does the Way belong to?

9. What did the hoopoe say in regard to the length of the quest to see the Simorgh?

10. Describe the Valley of Bewilderment.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The introduction of the book describes Attar's favorite literary device as the anaphora. Address the following in a paper: What is an anaphora? Why did Attar choose to use the anaphora? What purpose did the anaphora serve in the book? Give multiple examples of anaphoras used in the text and describe their use.

Essay Topic 2

Given that the book was written in Persia during the twelfth century, how successful is it in relating to current issues that people face today? Does Attar's book pass the test of time? Why/Why not? Is the book as relevant today as it was during the twelfth century? What did you find to be lost in translation?

Essay Topic 3

Two of the most important themes that traverse the book's entirety are the importance of passionate love and the destruction of the Self. However, many times these two themes are joined to show that one depends wholly on the other. Discuss the dependency that passionate love and the destruction of the self have throughout the book. Why do they depend on each other? What stories show this dependency, and how do the stories speak to the dependency? Use only details from the book for support.

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