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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hafiz deals with the issue of men listening to their worst selves in the poem "______ Deals".
(a) Crooked.
(b) Many.
(c) Straight.
(d) Forthright.

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

3. Hafiz uses the imagery of the poem "To Build a ______" to describe the process of building character.
(a) Child.
(b) House.
(c) Church.
(d) Swing.

4. Hafiz uses the image of sunlight on a ______ to describe love in the poem "It Felt Love".
(a) Lily.
(b) Carnation.
(c) Tulip.
(d) Rose.

5. In the poem "What the Hell" Hafiz is unable to contain his ecstatic love and decorates a girl's house with _____.
(a) Flowers.
(b) Poems.
(c) Pictures.
(d) Birds.

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

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

8. Ladinsky suggests that Hafiz is on the same level as other luminaries including all of the following except _______.
(a) Lalla.
(b) Rumi.
(c) Francis of Assisi.
(d) Ramakrishna.

9. Hafiz believed that God was too powerful and benevolent to resort to ______ and condemnation to elicit devotion from his children.
(a) Supplication.
(b) Intimidation.
(c) Consternation.
(d) Propagation.

10. 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.

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

12. 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) Shopping.
(b) Forestry.
(c) Walking.
(d) Gardening.

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

14. Hafiz refers to the process of growing in love and knowledge by making oneself a student of a master in these things "The _____ Work".
(a) Good.
(b) Important.
(c) Meaningful.
(d) Great.

15. The seventh chapter closes with praise of mediation in the poem "Let ______ Become Your Beautiful Lover".
(a) Life.
(b) God.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Thought.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz uses agricultural images to express the idea that humans are God's precious crop in the poem "His Winter _____".

2. Hafiz encourages everyone to be a teacher in the poem "How do I _____".

3. In Hafiz's poem "Wise Men Keep Talking About" God is portrayed as a ______ and life is a love factory.

4. God's dance is described by Hafiz as being the ultimate source of all movement in the poem "No _____".

5. Hafiz instructs people to learn to see cause to celebrate even the mundane in the poem "If the Falling of a _____"

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