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Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of the major themes of the poems in the seventh chapter is discerning _____ from counterfeit.
(a) Truth.
(b) Relationship.
(c) Money.
(d) God.

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

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

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

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

6. Hafiz uses agricultural images to express the idea that humans are God's precious crop in the poem "His Winter _____".
(a) Crop.
(b) Light.
(c) Solstice.
(d) Harvest.

7. 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) Fifty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Sixty.
(d) Forty.

8. In "The Seed Cracked Open", Hafiz describes the finding of the relationship with God to an opened ______.
(a) Door.
(b) Window.
(c) Seed.
(d) Flower.

9. The opening essay gives the approximate dates during which Hafiz lived and states that he was a contemporary of _______.
(a) Henry S. Mindlin.
(b) Geoffrey Chaucer.
(c) H. Wilberforce Clarke.
(d) William Shakespeare.

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

11. The poem "Some Fill With Each Good _____" encourages people to give their most intimate affection to those who requite it.
(a) Snow.
(b) Wind.
(c) Rain.
(d) Sun.

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

13. The eighth chapter opens with the poem "Get the Blame Straight" granting humanity the right to blame and ____ God for everything.
(a) Rebel against.
(b) Denounce.
(c) Criticize.
(d) Credit.

14. In the chapter's closing poem "That Magnificent ______", Hafiz compares himself to a cypress.
(a) Tree.
(b) Storm.
(c) Rainbow.
(d) Being.

15. According to Ladinksy, Hafiz's poetry has often been used in an ______ fashion, like astrology or the tarot.
(a) Vernacular.
(b) Oracular.
(c) Vestibular.
(d) Columnar.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz uses the imagery of the poem "To Build a ______" to describe the process of building character.

2. Hafiz refers to the process of growing in love and knowledge by making oneself a student of a master in these things "The _____ Work".

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.

4. According to the Islamic fundamentalist leaders, it was ______ to claim intimacy with the divine.

5. In the poem, "_______" Hafiz describes the agony of shedding selfishness.

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