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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The poem "Removing the ______ From the Temple" describes any place where where is praying as the temple of God.
(a) Shoe.
(b) Sock.
(c) Hat.
(d) Shirt.

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

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

5. In the poem "_____ God" Hafiz uses the imagery of a concert in the heavens and the tedious work of breaking God apart.
(a) Dividing.
(b) Splitting.
(c) Separating.
(d) Divining.

6. Hafiz uses agricultural images to express the idea that humans are God's precious crop in the poem "His Winter _____".
(a) Light.
(b) Solstice.
(c) Crop.
(d) Harvest.

7. Hafiz describes the hopelessness and lack of compassion that characterize people who have lost their way in the poem "Someone Untied Your _____".
(a) Elephant.
(b) Dog.
(c) Camel.
(d) Lion.

8. Hafiz sometimes includes himself in his poems in the _______ person as a way of signing them.
(a) Third.
(b) Second.
(c) First.
(d) Fourth.

9. Life itself, rather than religion is described by Hafiz as the way to finding God in the poem "The _____ of Existence".
(a) Beauty.
(b) Pathway.
(c) Stairway.
(d) Door.

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

11. In the poem "What do the _____ Birds Say" Hafiz uses the symbols of the illusory Earth falling away and the fullness of God opening like a ____ in his heart.
(a) Blue, Lilly.
(b) Yellow, Rose.
(c) Blue, Rose.
(d) White, Rose.

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

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

14. Hafiz studied under ______ another poet of great renown. He was taught poetry, chemistry, theology, nature and harmonious living.
(a) Saadi.
(b) Rumi.
(c) Attar.
(d) Lalla.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The poem "When the Violin" uses the image of the violin to represent a _____ freed to make music in God's hands.

2. The poem "Against my Own _____" sensuously describes the long-sought presence of God.

3. According to the Islamic fundamentalist leaders, it was ______ to claim intimacy with the divine.

4. The poem "Some Fill With Each Good _____" encourages people to give their most intimate affection to those who requite it.

5. In the poem "Your _____ and my _______" Hafiz describes the eternal communion between souls.

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