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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Hafiz uses guests at a ______ party as object lessons in the poem "If God Invited you to a Party".
(a) Outrageous.
(b) Drunken.
(c) Holy.
(d) Private.

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

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

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

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

7. 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 love.
(c) Perfect health.
(d) Perfect knowing.

8. _______ was a major part of Persian culture including such accomplished masters as Saadi, Attar, and Rumi.
(a) Baking.
(b) Sculpting.
(c) Painting.
(d) Poetry.

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

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

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

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

13. In the poem "The Ear That was Sold to a _____" Hafiz sends body parts with far-flung animals to spy on God.
(a) Cat.
(b) Fish.
(c) Bird.
(d) Pig.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the poem "Muhammad's _____" Hafiz uses the metaphor of spider-web-weaving to describe finding God.

2. Hafiz won the admiration of the Zoroastrian master ______ who said that Hafiz's poetry contains all the secrets of the spiritual path.

3. In the poem "What the Hell" Hafiz is unable to contain his ecstatic love and decorates a girl's house with _____.

4. Hafiz wrote his poems in the ______ century. However, dignitaries throughout the ages since, including the Queen of England consulted his works.

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

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