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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hafiz studied under ______ another poet of great renown. He was taught poetry, chemistry, theology, nature and harmonious living.
(a) Attar.
(b) Rumi.
(c) Saadi.
(d) Lalla.

2. The poem "Don't _____ Again" opens up the fifth chapter and encourages people to seek God throughout their life.
(a) Resist.
(b) Stop.
(c) Die.
(d) Live.

3. Hafiz reveals his own _____ in asking for divine affection in the poem called "Mismatched Newlyweds".
(a) Arrogance.
(b) Despair.
(c) Boldness.
(d) Shyness.

4. The poem "A ______ Feather" is used to describe the process of going through flawed spiritual understanding before spiritual maturity.
(a) Strange.
(b) Light.
(c) Bright.
(d) Colored.

5. Haifz uses his crush on a girl to symbolize his affection for God in the poem, "What the ______".
(a) Hell.
(b) Heaven.
(c) Soul wants.
(d) Body wants.

6. The poem "The Millstone's _____" describes God's unique ability to speak to the hearts deepest longings.
(a) Offerings.
(b) Deceptions.
(c) Grinding.
(d) Talents.

7. Hafiz uses the image of being on a mule exploring God's wonder in the poem "The Mule Got Drunk and Lost in _____".
(a) The desert.
(b) Hell.
(c) The woods.
(d) Heaven.

8. Hafiz describes the hopelessness and lack of compassion that characterize people who have lost their way in the poem "Someone Untied Your _____".
(a) Camel.
(b) Lion.
(c) Elephant.
(d) Dog.

9. In the poem "I Hold the _______ Paw", Hafiz describes God as an animal with whom he dances.
(a) Dog's.
(b) Tiger's.
(c) Lion's.
(d) Cat's.

10. The poem "So Many _____" is used by Hafiz to represent all the blessings of God that go unclaimed.
(a) Notices.
(b) Presents.
(c) Gifts.
(d) Wasted.

11. The poems "God Just Came Near", "The Sun Never Says", and "The Seed Cracked Open" use imagery from ______ to describe the connection to God.
(a) Walking.
(b) Forestry.
(c) Shopping.
(d) Gardening.

12. Hafiz believed that a Perfect Master personifies all of the following qualities except _______ and expresses them in every activity of life.
(a) Perfect knowing.
(b) Perfect health.
(c) Perfect joy.
(d) Perfect love.

13. The poem "A Hunting Party" makes the suggestion that the search for spiritual nourishment should take place ______.
(a) Individually.
(b) In a community.
(c) As a couple.
(d) As a family.

14. Chapter 9 opens with the poem "The Prettiest ______" in which human beings are compared to dumb herding animals.
(a) Sheep.
(b) Mule.
(c) Cow.
(d) Donkey.

15. Hafiz became a ______ master in his sixties after studying for decades and trying to win the heart of a local beauty.
(a) Sufi.
(b) Shiite.
(c) Zoroastrian.
(d) Zen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ladinsky used the work of ______ published in 1891 to guide this particular translation of Hafiz's work.

2. Hafiz's home city was one of the few to have not been ravaged by the invasions of the Mongols and the _______.

3. Hafiz deals with the issue of men listening to their worst selves in the poem "______ Deals".

4. Hafiz grew up in simple surroundings as the son of a _______ who died when Hafiz was only a teenager.

5. The opening essay gives the approximate dates during which Hafiz lived and states that he was a contemporary of _______.

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