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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The opening essay gives the approximate dates during which Hafiz lived and states that he was a contemporary of _______.
(a) Geoffrey Chaucer.
(b) H. Wilberforce Clarke.
(c) Henry S. Mindlin.
(d) William Shakespeare.
2. One of the major themes of the poems in the seventh chapter is discerning _____ from counterfeit.
3. 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.
(b) Burned up.
4. Haifz uses his crush on a girl to symbolize his affection for God in the poem, "What the ______".
(a) Soul wants.
(c) Body wants.
5. Hafiz uses the image of the ocean's defying gravity to symbolize a life in the supreme safety of "God's ______".
6. Hafiz believed that God was too powerful and benevolent to resort to ______ and condemnation to elicit devotion from his children.
7. God's dance is described by Hafiz as being the ultimate source of all movement in the poem "No _____".
8. Hafiz sometimes includes himself in his poems in the _______ person as a way of signing them.
9. The poem "Startled by God" uses the image of _____ startled by a broken stick.
10. In the poem, "_______" Hafiz describes the agony of shedding selfishness.
11. Hafiz encourages believers to make themselves sources of love and hope in the poem "Like a Life-Giving _____".
12. The poem "The Millstone's _____" describes God's unique ability to speak to the hearts deepest longings.
13. According to Ladinsky, Hafiz wrote between _______ poems, some of which were destroyed by fundamentalist Islamic leaders.
14. The eighth chapter opens with the poem "Get the Blame Straight" granting humanity the right to blame and ____ God for everything.
(b) Rebel against.
15. The poem "Don't _____ Again" opens up the fifth chapter and encourages people to seek God throughout their life.
Short Answer Questions
1. Hafiz uses the image of being on a mule exploring God's wonder in the poem "The Mule Got Drunk and Lost in _____".
2. Life itself, rather than religion is described by Hafiz as the way to finding God in the poem "The _____ of Existence".
3. The poem "When the Violin" uses the image of the violin to represent a _____ freed to make music in God's hands.
4. In the poem "Curfews" ______ is the key to freedom that Hafiz offers to the reader.
5. Chapter 7 opens with the poem "Really Just a ______" in which Hafiz suggests everything is God's musical instrument.
This section contains 451 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)