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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13-15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hafiz is known for his attempts to free people through intimacy with the divine from the control of ______.
(a) Economics.
(b) Government.
(c) Religion.
(d) Ethics.

2. In the poem "Curfews" ______ is the key to freedom that Hafiz offers to the reader.
(a) Remembrance.
(b) Joy.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Silence.

3. Hafiz is said to have devoted himself to a ______ day vigil at the tomb of a saint said to be able to grant the deepest desires of anyone.
(a) Sixty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Forty.
(d) Fifty.

4. According to Ladinsky, Hafiz wrote between _______ poems, some of which were destroyed by fundamentalist Islamic leaders.
(a) 300-500.
(b) 50-70.
(c) 500-700.
(d) 30-50.

5. Hafiz suggests that sometimes God wearies of softly spoken love and he wants to shake his children by the shoulders in the poem called "Tired of Speaking _____".
(a) Generously.
(b) Sweetly.
(c) Softly.
(d) Harshly.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Hafiz is so cleansed and finished by love, he becomes ___________ personified, ready to be consumed.

2. Hafiz asks the reader to forgive this illusory life for its painfulness in the poem "Forgive the _____".

3. In the poem "What do the _____ Birds Say" Hafiz uses the symbols of the illusory Earth falling away and the fullness of God opening like a ____ in his heart.

4. Hafiz refers to the things he will leave behind that he strove to be a steward for in the poem "Who Will Feed my _____".

5. The poem "A _____ Rim" describes his soul flying from him into heaven to sing with God.

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