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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The poems in Chapter Three go deeper into the human psyche an use ______ lessons instead of universal truths.
(a) Subject.
(b) Project.
(c) Object.
(d) Introject.

2. Hafiz uses the image of all creation applauding in the warm gaze of God in the poem "Life Starts ______".
(a) Smiling.
(b) Laughing.
(c) Celebrating.
(d) Clapping.

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

4. In the poem "_____ God" Hafiz uses the imagery of a concert in the heavens and the tedious work of breaking God apart.
(a) Separating.
(b) Splitting.
(c) Divining.
(d) Dividing.

5. According to Ladinsky, Hafiz is thought of as an _______ so able was he to access the voice of God.
(a) Oracle.
(b) Apothecary.
(c) Artist.
(d) Astronaut.

6. It is suggested in the fourth chapter that ______ is a transformer of perspective and character.
(a) Employment.
(b) Schooling.
(c) Humility.
(d) Worship.

7. Hafiz describes the situation of an insect and uses it to teach about compassion towards the weak in the poem "Courteous to the _____".
(a) Cockroach.
(b) Ant.
(c) Beetle.
(d) Grasshopper.

8. Hafiz was known to live in ______, and even now there are as many copies of his Divan as there are copies of the Quran.
(a) Uffizi.
(b) Tabriz.
(c) Konia.
(d) Shiraz.

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

10. Hafiz encourages everyone to be a teacher in the poem "How do I _____".
(a) Listen.
(b) Speak.
(c) Tell.
(d) Teach.

11. The poem "Love is the Funeral Pyre" returns to the idea of burning away all that is ______.
(a) Constructive.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) Destructive.
(d) Divine.

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

13. Comparing God to a Lion, Hafiz suggests that worshipers learn to hold the ______ paw.
(a) Dangerous.
(b) Clawed.
(c) Untamed.
(d) Sweaty.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The poem "A Hunting Party" makes the suggestion that the search for spiritual nourishment should take place ______.

2. In his poem "That Regal _____", Hafiz uses a garment to symbolize the joy of living in God's love.

3. In the poem "That Shapes the ______", Hafiz the purity and easy happiness of youth and the benefits of focusing on God in age.

4. Hafiz uses the image of sunlight on a ______ to describe love in the poem "It Felt Love".

5. Hafiz studied under ______ another poet of great renown. He was taught poetry, chemistry, theology, nature and harmonious living.

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