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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the poem "Scratching my Back" Hafiz describes himself as a _____ scratching his back on the moon.
(a) Cat.
(b) Dog.
(c) Goat.
(d) Camel.

2. When God's lute begs for a _________ hands, that when this person is able to be useful to God, according to Hafiz.
(a) Saint's.
(b) Teacher's.
(c) Mother's.
(d) Child's.

3. "Between Our Poles" is a poem which compares humanity's ability to display the characteristics of God to the _____________.
(a) Art pieces in a museum.
(b) Bible.
(c) Banks of a river.
(d) Clouds.

4. Who is getting ready for a cosmic celebration in "Then Winks" by Hafiz?
(a) Snake.
(b) Hafiz.
(c) Rabbit.
(d) Cockroach.

5. In the poem "Why not be polite" Hafiz invites everyone to listen to those around them as if ____ were speaking through them.
(a) Attar.
(b) God.
(c) Hafiz.
(d) Saadi.

6. Hafiz asserts that he is an earth that will perish without the ______ of God's presence in the poem "That Does Perish".
(a) Sun.
(b) Universe.
(c) Star.
(d) Moon.

7. Hafiz suggests that surrender is _____ in the poem "The Clay Bowl's Destiny" and is God's intent for life on earth.
(a) Foolish.
(b) Annihilation.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Weakness.

8. Hafiz uses the metaphor of a prostitute for God promising good directions in the poem "Turn Left ______ Feet From Here".
(a) 1000
(b) 100
(c) 10
(d) 50

9. "Love Lifts Me" is the response of the _________ who can defy gravity and gloom, according to Hafiz.
(a) God.
(b) Child.
(c) Woman.
(d) Bird.

10. In the poem "The Old _____", Hafiz suggests that people regard each other with the gentle care the instrumentalist gives to his instruments.
(a) Musician.
(b) Instrumentalist.
(c) Violin maker.
(d) Flautist.

11. In "The ________ Girl," Hafiz realizes he needs to leave his own sense of self behind when he is approaching God.
(a) Ticket.
(b) Good.
(c) Hatcheck.
(d) Maid.

12. _________ is the fruit of creation and then its prized possession and source of joy, according to Hafiz.
(a) Money.
(b) Smiling.
(c) Madness.
(d) Deity.

13. The poem "A ____ in Each Act and Creature" describes the life-giving and earth-beautifying of the sun as an expression of divine affection.
(a) Keystone.
(b) Chord.
(c) Branch.
(d) Root.

14. Hafiz suggests that he has become so close to God and cleansed of the pain and longing in the poem "The Lamp That Needs no _____".
(a) Oil.
(b) Wick.
(c) Polishing.
(d) Heat.

15. In the poem "_____Hear Watchdogs" Hafiz describes the idea that true believers don't feel they have to trick God into blessing them.
(a) B urglars.
(b) Theives.
(c) Poets.
(d) Lovers.

Short Answer Questions

1. The final poem of chapter ten is called "Too ______ " and describes the bliss of unity that Hafiz experiences.

2. The poem "_____ Gods" opens the tenth chapter and focuses on drawing attention away from counterfeit gods.

3. In Chapter 22 the first poem called "Stay With Us" the fellowship is defined by those who have shed _____.

4. In the poem "The _____ We Planted" Hafiz remembers his teacher Muhammad Attar and still longs for his affection.

5. Hafiz is a __________ ready to be eaten in the poem, "Throw Me on a Scale" in this collection of poetry.

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