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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Hafiz encourages everyone to be a teacher in the poem "How do I _____".
(a) Speak.
(b) Listen.
(c) Tell.
(d) Teach.

3. The poem "A Hunting Party" makes the suggestion that the search for spiritual nourishment should take place ______.
(a) As a family.
(b) In a community.
(c) Individually.
(d) As a couple.

4. Hafiz uses the image of being on a mule exploring God's wonder in the poem "The Mule Got Drunk and Lost in _____".
(a) The desert.
(b) Hell.
(c) The woods.
(d) Heaven.

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

6. Hafiz sometimes includes himself in his poems in the _______ person as a way of signing them.
(a) Fourth.
(b) Third.
(c) First.
(d) Second.

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

8. The poem "Love is the Funeral Pyre" returns to the idea of burning away all that is ______.
(a) Destructive.
(b) Divine.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Constructive.

9. 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.
(a) Solemn.
(b) Silent.
(c) Depressed.
(d) Burned up.

10. Hafiz describes the hopelessness and lack of compassion that characterize people who have lost their way in the poem "Someone Untied Your _____".
(a) Camel.
(b) Elephant.
(c) Dog.
(d) Lion.

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

12. 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) Blue, Lilly.
(b) Yellow, Rose.
(c) White, Rose.
(d) Blue, Rose.

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

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

15. Life itself, rather than religion is described by Hafiz as the way to finding God in the poem "The _____ of Existence".
(a) Door.
(b) Stairway.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Pathway.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz believed that God was too powerful and benevolent to resort to ______ and condemnation to elicit devotion from his children.

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

3. Hafiz grew up in simple surroundings as the son of a _______ who died when Hafiz was only a teenager.

4. Hafiz encourages believers to make themselves sources of love and hope in the poem "Like a Life-Giving _____".

5. Chapter 7 opens with the poem "Really Just a ______" in which Hafiz suggests everything is God's musical instrument.

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