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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hafiz asks the reader to forgive this illusory life for its painfulness in the poem "Forgive the _____".
(a) Pain.
(b) Vision.
(c) Illusion.
(d) Dream.

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

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

4. In the poem "We Have not Come to Take ________", Hafiz suggests that people run from those who threaten one's spiritual vision.
(a) Prisoners.
(b) Cattle.
(c) Names.
(d) Valuables.

5. Hafiz uses the image of the ocean's defying gravity to symbolize a life in the supreme safety of "God's ______".
(a) Chalice.
(b) Bucket.
(c) Bowl.
(d) Well.

6. In the poem "Who Wrote the Music", Hafiz describes himself as the ________ of men's thoughts.
(a) Composer.
(b) Destroyer.
(c) Complicator.
(d) Weaver.

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

8. In the poem "Your _____ and my _______" Hafiz describes the eternal communion between souls.
(a) Mother.
(b) Brother.
(c) Hand.
(d) Heart.

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

10. Hafiz describes God as a Golden ______ that takes the soul soaring in the poem titled "Lifts Beyond Conception".
(a) Dove.
(b) Sparrow.
(c) Eagle.
(d) Nightingale.

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

12. The poem "Looking for a Good Fish" uses the metaphor of shopping in the wrong markets and following _____ into deserts.
(a) Camels.
(b) Water Buffalo.
(c) Dumb Animals.
(d) Footprints.

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

14. The poems in Chapter Three go deeper into the human psyche an use ______ lessons instead of universal truths.
(a) Object.
(b) Project.
(c) Subject.
(d) Introject.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The poem "Some Fill With Each Good _____" encourages people to give their most intimate affection to those who requite it.

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

3. In the poem "Curfews" ______ is the key to freedom that Hafiz offers to the reader.

4. _______ was a major part of Persian culture including such accomplished masters as Saadi, Attar, and Rumi.

5. Hafiz studied under ______ another poet of great renown. He was taught poetry, chemistry, theology, nature and harmonious living.

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