The Gift: Poems by the Great Sufi Master Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The final poem of chapter ten is called "Too ______ " and describes the bliss of unity that Hafiz experiences.
(a) Fantastic.
(b) Wonderful.
(c) Amazing.
(d) Blissful.

3. Humanity is a fish on a _________ when it is separated from God, according to the final poem of the section by Hafiz.
(a) Flute.
(b) Camel.
(c) Horse.
(d) Tuba.

4. When a person does not understand the proximity of God in his life, Hafiz says he might have to ___________ them.
(a) Revive.
(b) Kill.
(c) Ignore.
(d) Medicate.

5. Hafiz uses the image of God as the ocean and anger is the thing that sinks men's boats in the poem called "The Great _____".
(a) Captain.
(b) Mariner.
(c) Tide.
(d) Expanse.

6. Hafiz speaks to that moment one can sit in the pain of longing and listen intently to God in the poem "When you can _____".
(a) Hear.
(b) Listen.
(c) Love.
(d) Endure.

7. "The Tender Mouth" speaks of offering one's ___________ to Earth after death, as Hafiz describes it.
(a) Soul.
(b) Body.
(c) Spirit.
(d) Book.

8. In the poem "The _____ We Planted" Hafiz remembers his teacher Muhammad Attar and still longs for his affection.
(a) Rose.
(b) Tree.
(c) Bush.
(d) Lily.

9. "Lousy at ___________" is a poem about how God is a priceless jewel which is broken apart by man.
(a) Carving.
(b) Math.
(c) Sculpting.
(d) Science.

10. In the poem "_____ Wandering" Hafiz describes the whole of creation as being as fragile as the sprout under a large animal.
(a) Rhinoceros.
(b) Camel.
(c) Lion.
(d) Elephant.

11. The first poem of Chapter 13 "______" suggests that everything in creation is part of God's body and so deserves to be revered.
(a) Grace.
(b) Humility.
(c) Reverence.
(d) Holiness.

12. Hafiz is a __________ ready to be eaten in the poem, "Throw Me on a Scale" in this collection of poetry.
(a) Cow.
(b) Lobster.
(c) Fish.
(d) Chicken.

13. In the poem "Out of God's _____" Hafiz uses imagery from nature to describe himself as a carrier of God's blessings.
(a) Glove.
(b) Shoe.
(c) Hat.
(d) Coat.

14. "_______" is a poem which describes the source of real poetry, according to Hafiz's perspective on life and writing.
(a) No.
(b) Wow.
(c) Yes.
(d) Truth.

15. Hafiz admits to there being a lot of challenge in the business of __________, according to one of his poems.
(a) Learning.
(b) Teaching.
(c) Growing.
(d) Laughing.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Hafiz is so cleansed and finished by love, he becomes ___________ personified, ready to be consumed.

2. Hafiz describes the ecstatic experience of his teacher's revelations of truth using the image of falling out of the windows in the poem "A _____ -Story House".

3. Hafiz suggests that sometimes God wearies of softly spoken love and he wants to shake his children by the shoulders in the poem called "Tired of Speaking _____".

4. A person will be swallowed up by __________ if he does not find joyful work, according to Hafiz.

5. "Bring the Man to Me" describes a master who knows that his ____ is praying for freedom and summons him.

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