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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hafiz encourages believers to make themselves sources of love and hope in the poem "Like a Life-Giving _____".
(a) Earth.
(b) Moon.
(c) Sun.
(d) Planet.

2. 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) Konia.
(b) Shiraz.
(c) Tabriz.
(d) Uffizi.

3. 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) Gardening.
(c) Shopping.
(d) Forestry.

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

5. Hafiz sometimes includes himself in his poems in the _______ person as a way of signing them.
(a) First.
(b) Second.
(c) Third.
(d) Fourth.

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

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

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

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

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

11. Hafiz's home city was one of the few to have not been ravaged by the invasions of the Mongols and the _______.
(a) Greeks.
(b) Romans.
(c) Egyptians.
(d) Tartars.

12. According to the Islamic fundamentalist leaders, it was ______ to claim intimacy with the divine.
(a) Blasphemy.
(b) Standard practice.
(c) Devout.
(d) Rhetoric.

13. Chapter one's poem's are more _______ and use imagery from nature, music, dining, fishing, hunting, etc.
(a) Heavy-hearted.
(b) Light-hearted.
(c) Elegant.
(d) Complicated.

14. The poem "When the Violin" uses the image of the violin to represent a _____ freed to make music in God's hands.
(a) Heart.
(b) Spirit.
(c) Soul.
(d) Mind.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 9 opens with the poem "The Prettiest ______" in which human beings are compared to dumb herding animals.

2. The seventh chapter closes with praise of mediation in the poem "Let ______ Become Your Beautiful Lover".

3. One of the major themes of the poems in the seventh chapter is discerning _____ from counterfeit.

4. In the poem "I Have Learned so Much", Hafiz suggests that he is so _______ and freed that he can't even identify with a particular sex anymore.

5. 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.

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