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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The poem "What do the _____ Birds Say" uses the symbolism of blooming nature to describe the blossoming revelation of God.
(a) Red.
(b) Yellow.
(c) White.
(d) Blue.

4. One of the major themes of the poems in the seventh chapter is discerning _____ from counterfeit.
(a) Money.
(b) Truth.
(c) Relationship.
(d) God.

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

6. Daniel Ladinsky describes Hafiz as a poet who has inspired some of the worlds greatest _______.
(a) Playwrights.
(b) Poets.
(c) Writers.
(d) Musicians.

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

8. The poem "Looking for a Good Fish" uses the metaphor of shopping in the wrong markets and following _____ into deserts.
(a) Dumb Animals.
(b) Water Buffalo.
(c) Camels.
(d) Footprints.

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

10. Hafiz uses the image of all creation applauding in the warm gaze of God in the poem "Life Starts ______".
(a) Laughing.
(b) Clapping.
(c) Celebrating.
(d) Smiling.

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

12. 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) Thirty.
(c) Fifty.
(d) Sixty.

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

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

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

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. The poem "Love is the Funeral Pyre" returns to the idea of burning away all that is ______.

3. Ladinsky suggests that Hafiz is on the same level as other luminaries including all of the following except _______.

4. Hafiz encourages everyone to be a teacher in the poem "How do I _____".

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

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