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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) Dream.
(c) Vision.
(d) Illusion.

2. Ladinsky used the work of ______ published in 1891 to guide this particular translation of Hafiz's work.
(a) Meher Baba.
(b) Geoffrey Chaucer.
(c) H. Wilberforce Clarke.
(d) Henry S. Mindlin.

3. In his poem "That Regal _____", Hafiz uses a garment to symbolize the joy of living in God's love.
(a) Hat.
(b) Cloak.
(c) Suit.
(d) Coat.

4. The poem "This Sane Idea" asks that people leave their ______ behind when going on the search for God.
(a) Tempers.
(b) Clothes.
(c) Egos.
(d) Animals.

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

6. Haifz uses his crush on a girl to symbolize his affection for God in the poem, "What the ______".
(a) Soul wants.
(b) Body wants.
(c) Heaven.
(d) Hell.

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

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

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

10. Hafiz describes the situation of an insect and uses it to teach about compassion towards the weak in the poem "Courteous to the _____".
(a) Cockroach.
(b) Grasshopper.
(c) Ant.
(d) Beetle.

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) Sun.
(d) Rain.

12. The poem "Against my Own _____" sensuously describes the long-sought presence of God.
(a) Cheek.
(b) Foot.
(c) Hand.
(d) Face.

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

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

15. In the poem "What do the _____ Birds Say" Hafiz uses the symbols of the illusory Earth falling away and the fullness of God opening like a ____ in his heart.
(a) White, Rose.
(b) Yellow, Rose.
(c) Blue, Rose.
(d) Blue, Lilly.

Short Answer Questions

1. The opening essay gives the approximate dates during which Hafiz lived and states that he was a contemporary of _______.

2. According to Ladinsky, Hafiz is thought of as an _______ so able was he to access the voice of God.

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

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

5. Hafiz became a ______ master in his sixties after studying for decades and trying to win the heart of a local beauty.

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