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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hafiz became a ______ master in his sixties after studying for decades and trying to win the heart of a local beauty.
(a) Zen.
(b) Shiite.
(c) Sufi.
(d) Zoroastrian.

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

3. In the poem "What the Hell" Hafiz is unable to contain his ecstatic love and decorates a girl's house with _____.
(a) Birds.
(b) Flowers.
(c) Poems.
(d) Pictures.

4. According to the Islamic fundamentalist leaders, it was ______ to claim intimacy with the divine.
(a) Standard practice.
(b) Blasphemy.
(c) Rhetoric.
(d) Devout.

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

6. Hafiz reveals his own _____ in asking for divine affection in the poem called "Mismatched Newlyweds".
(a) Arrogance.
(b) Shyness.
(c) Boldness.
(d) Despair.

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

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

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

10. Hafiz is known for his attempts to free people through intimacy with the divine from the control of ______.
(a) Government.
(b) Economics.
(c) Ethics.
(d) Religion.

11. The poem "A _____ Rim" describes his soul flying from him into heaven to sing with God.
(a) Gossamer.
(b) Glass.
(c) Golden.
(d) Crystal.

12. According to Ladinsky, Hafiz was the youngest child of the family having _____ older brothers.
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

13. In the chapter's closing poem "That Magnificent ______", Hafiz compares himself to a cypress.
(a) Storm.
(b) Tree.
(c) Rainbow.
(d) Being.

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

15. During his studies of Islamic law, theology, grammar, math, astrology, and calligraphy, Hafiz worked as a ______ assistant.
(a) Calligrapher's.
(b) Butcher's.
(c) Blacksmith's.
(d) Baker's.

Short Answer Questions

1. The seventh chapter closes with praise of mediation in the poem "Let ______ Become Your Beautiful Lover".

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

3. It is suggested in the fourth chapter that ______ is a transformer of perspective and character.

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

5. Hafiz describes the unity of God and his worshipers in the poem "Laughing at the word _______."

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