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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Analyzing Rumi's poetry can be challenging because it is clear at points and:
(a) Funny at times.
(b) Offensive in places.
(c) Reckless now and again.
(d) Elusive in other ways.

2. Despite high tension between different religions during his lifetime, Rumi was able to do what?
(a) Remain unaffiliated with any religion.
(b) Sustain peaceful conditions.
(c) Raise his children in a multi-faith home.
(d) Attend a different house of worship each week.

3. In a poem in Chapter 2, Book 2, about a king who loves a girl, what does the doctor say is afflicting her?
(a) She's in love with another man.
(b) She's confused by the king's behavior around her.
(c) She wants to go home to her husband.
(d) She misses her parents.

4. Which prominent individual favors Ayaz in Book 2, Chapter 3?
(a) King.
(b) Sorcerer.
(c) Priest.
(d) Sheik.

5. In the poem in Book 2, Chapter 3 where a group is terribly jealous of a particular man, who is this man?
(a) Husam.
(b) Hafid.
(c) Amir.
(d) Ayaz.

6. Which of the three brothers in Chapter 2, Book 2 ends up marrying the Chinese princess in the end?
(a) None.
(b) Youngest.
(c) Oldest.
(d) Middle.

7. What does the least intelligent fish do in the tale of three fish in Book 2, Chapter 1?
(a) Offends the other fish.
(b) Insults the crocodile.
(c) Stares at the insects.
(d) Jumps up and down.

8. Kharraqani has difficulties with his disapproving:
(a) Father.
(b) Grandmother.
(c) Wife.
(d) Son.

9. Rumi is considered a master at creating what?
(a) Discord.
(b) Revolution.
(c) Unity.
(d) Humor.

10. While in the frying pan, what epiphany does a fish have in Book 2, Chapter 1?
(a) Better him in the pan than his friends.
(b) Existence goes on regardless of circumstances.
(c) He's learned his lesson.
(d) He's just dreaming.

11. During his lifetime, Rumi was revered for his attitude of religious tolerance and:
(a) Openness.
(b) Brutal honesty.
(c) Humor.
(d) Quirkiness.

12. Rumi blends images from Christianity and Islam to:
(a) Point out the absurdity of religion.
(b) Try to reconcile all people in his village.
(c) Create his own stories.
(d) Enforce religion upon his students.

13. What kind of leader is Rumi for his people?
(a) Judicial and political.
(b) Judicial only.
(c) Religious and political.
(d) Religious only.

14. What does the smartest of three fish do in the fish tale in Book 2, Chapter 1?
(a) Eats a bug.
(b) Leaves.
(c) Blows bubbles.
(d) Sleeps.

15. Through many of his poems, Rumi reveals the depth and diversity of different types of:
(a) Anguish.
(b) Obsession.
(c) Treason.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the fish with medium intelligence do in the tale of three fish in Book 2, Chapter 1?

2. In the poem in Chapter 2, Book 2, about the king who loves the girl, what is Rumi's message about real love?

3. How long does it take before the town friend in "Town and Country" finally decides to visit his friend in the country?

4. Rumi lived during a time when brotherhood was expected between:

5. In the final story of Ayaz and the king, found in Book 2, Chapter 3, what do courtiers bring back to the king?

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