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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. It is suggested in the fourth chapter that ______ is a transformer of perspective and character.
(a) Humility.
(b) Worship.
(c) Schooling.
(d) Employment.

4. 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.

5. The seventh chapter closes with praise of mediation in the poem "Let ______ Become Your Beautiful Lover".
(a) God.
(b) Thought.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Life.

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

7. Comparing God to a Lion, Hafiz suggests that worshipers learn to hold the ______ paw.
(a) Sweaty.
(b) Dangerous.
(c) Untamed.
(d) Clawed.

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

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

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

11. Hafiz wrote his poems in the ______ century. However, dignitaries throughout the ages since, including the Queen of England consulted his works.
(a) Fourteenth.
(b) Sixteenth.
(c) Fifteenth.
(d) Thirteenth.

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

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz uses the imagery of the poem "To Build a ______" to describe the process of building character.

2. In the poem "I Hold the _______ Paw", Hafiz describes God as an animal with whom he dances.

3. Having demonstrated his ability as a poet, Hafiz won several positions including all of the following except ______.

4. Chapter 9 opens with the poem "The Prettiest ______" in which human beings are compared to dumb herding animals.

5. According to Ladinksy, Hafiz's poetry has often been used in an ______ fashion, like astrology or the tarot.

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