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

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

3. 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) Endure.
(d) Love.

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

5. The feverish pursuit of male dogs for female dogs in heat is used as the standard for people's pursuit of God in the poem "______ Love".
(a) Fish's.
(b) Cat's.
(c) Camel's.
(d) Dog's.

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

7. Hafiz encourages people to bail from churches and cling to the lifeboats of poetry in the poem "The Great _____".
(a) Religions.
(b) Travesties.
(c) Lie.
(d) Oppression.

8. 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) Maid.
(d) Hatcheck.

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

10. Hafiz refers to the things he will leave behind that he strove to be a steward for in the poem "Who Will Feed my _____".
(a) Camel.
(b) Cat.
(c) Dog.
(d) Goat.

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

12. Hafiz explains that his purpose in writing is to put words to the longing of human hearts in the poem "I Hope You Won't _____ This Old Man".
(a) Kill.
(b) Hit.
(c) Laugh at.
(d) Sue.

13. "An Invisible Pile of __________" is how Hafiz knows that God is real, according to the poem.
(a) Stones.
(b) Wood.
(c) Lies.
(d) Clay.

14. "The Heart's ___________" occurs when it makes itself God's pawn, according to Hafiz in his writing.
(a) Truth.
(b) Song.
(c) Coronation.
(d) Witnessing.

15. The poem "_____ Gods" opens the tenth chapter and focuses on drawing attention away from counterfeit gods.
(a) Demi.
(b) Tiny.
(c) Gigantic.
(d) Lesser.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz describes people who don't know their own glory as "The Sun in ________" in one of his poems.

2. Hafiz describes the pain of seeing a decrease in love or understanding in the world in the poem "The ____ is Right".

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

4. When a person does not understand the proximity of God in his life, Hafiz says he might have to ___________ them.

5. In the poem "The Old _____", Hafiz suggests that people regard each other with the gentle care the instrumentalist gives to his instruments.

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