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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hafiz instructs people to learn to see cause to celebrate even the mundane in the poem "If the Falling of a _____"
(a) Foot.
(b) Paw.
(c) Hoof.
(d) Horseshoe.

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

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

4. In the poem, "_______" Hafiz describes the agony of shedding selfishness.
(a) Effacement.
(b) Allotment.
(c) Embarassment.
(d) Atonement.

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

6. God's dance is described by Hafiz as being the ultimate source of all movement in the poem "No _____".
(a) Rest.
(b) Stopping.
(c) Problem.
(d) Conflict.

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

8. In the poem "_____ God" Hafiz uses the imagery of a concert in the heavens and the tedious work of breaking God apart.
(a) Divining.
(b) Separating.
(c) Splitting.
(d) Dividing.

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

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

11. Hafiz refers to the process of growing in love and knowledge by making oneself a student of a master in these things "The _____ Work".
(a) Great.
(b) Meaningful.
(c) Good.
(d) Important.

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

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

14. The poem "The Millstone's _____" describes God's unique ability to speak to the hearts deepest longings.
(a) Talents.
(b) Offerings.
(c) Grinding.
(d) Deceptions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz uses the image of the ocean's defying gravity to symbolize a life in the supreme safety of "God's ______".

2. In the poem "The Ear That was Sold to a _____" Hafiz sends body parts with far-flung animals to spy on God.

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

4. In the poem "Your _____ and my _______" Hafiz describes the eternal communion between souls.

5. In the poem "We Have not Come to Take ________", Hafiz suggests that people run from those who threaten one's spiritual vision.

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