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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Within his poetry, Hafiz tells the reader that he is speaking _______ truths mean to free people to celebrate and revel in the divine.
(a) Archaic.
(b) Selective.
(c) Moral.
(d) Universal.

2. In "The Seed Cracked Open", Hafiz describes the finding of the relationship with God to an opened ______.
(a) Door.
(b) Seed.
(c) Window.
(d) Flower.

3. 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) Meaningful.
(b) Good.
(c) Important.
(d) Great.

4. In the poem "Who Wrote the Music", Hafiz describes himself as the ________ of men's thoughts.
(a) Composer.
(b) Weaver.
(c) Destroyer.
(d) Complicator.

5. Hafiz encourages believers to make themselves sources of love and hope in the poem "Like a Life-Giving _____".
(a) Earth.
(b) Sun.
(c) Planet.
(d) Moon.

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

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

8. Hafiz describes the unity of God and his worshipers in the poem "Laughing at the word _______."
(a) Many.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

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

10. The poem "Startled by God" uses the image of _____ startled by a broken stick.
(a) Deer.
(b) Birds.
(c) Rabbits.
(d) Pigs.

11. Hafiz uses guests at a ______ party as object lessons in the poem "If God Invited you to a Party".
(a) Drunken.
(b) Private.
(c) Outrageous.
(d) Holy.

12. In Hafiz's poem "Wise Men Keep Talking About" God is portrayed as a ______ and life is a love factory.
(a) Woman.
(b) Child.
(c) Teddy bear.
(d) Man.

13. Chapter 7 opens with the poem "Really Just a ______" in which Hafiz suggests everything is God's musical instrument.
(a) Drum.
(b) Flute.
(c) Tamborine.
(d) Violin.

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

15. Ladinsky suggests that Hafiz is on the same level as other luminaries including all of the following except _______.
(a) Rumi.
(b) Francis of Assisi.
(c) Lalla.
(d) Ramakrishna.

Short Answer Questions

1. The opening essay gives the approximate dates during which Hafiz lived and states that he was a contemporary of _______.

2. In Chapter two, Hafiz's poems portray him as a kind of _______ using his own experiences to offer wisdom.

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

4. The poems in Chapter Three go deeper into the human psyche an use ______ lessons instead of universal truths.

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

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