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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Hafiz uses the imagery of the poem "To Build a ______" to describe the process of building character.
(a) Swing.
(b) Child.
(c) Church.
(d) House.

5. The poem "So Many _____" is used by Hafiz to represent all the blessings of God that go unclaimed.
(a) Wasted.
(b) Notices.
(c) Gifts.
(d) Presents.

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

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

8. 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) Depressed.
(b) Solemn.
(c) Burned up.
(d) Silent.

9. In the poem "Muhammad's _____" Hafiz uses the metaphor of spider-web-weaving to describe finding God.
(a) Spider.
(b) Soul.
(c) Twin.
(d) Friend.

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

11. Having demonstrated his ability as a poet, Hafiz won several positions including all of the following except ______.
(a) Teacher.
(b) Poet laureate.
(c) College professor.
(d) Court poet.

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

13. In Chapter two, Hafiz's poems portray him as a kind of _______ using his own experiences to offer wisdom.
(a) Priest.
(b) Salesman.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Blacksmith.

14. Hafiz's home city was one of the few to have not been ravaged by the invasions of the Mongols and the _______.
(a) Egyptians.
(b) Greeks.
(c) Tartars.
(d) Romans.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz believed that a Perfect Master personifies all of the following qualities except _______ and expresses them in every activity of life.

2. Hafiz uses guests at a ______ party as object lessons in the poem "If God Invited you to a Party".

3. In the poem "That Shapes the ______", Hafiz the purity and easy happiness of youth and the benefits of focusing on God in age.

4. The eighth chapter opens with the poem "Get the Blame Straight" granting humanity the right to blame and ____ God for everything.

5. _______ was a major part of Persian culture including such accomplished masters as Saadi, Attar, and Rumi.

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