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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hafiz describes a change in a person that occurs when they are ready to surrender to God in the poem "My _____ So Soft".
(a) Hair.
(b) Skin.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Eyes.

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

3. "Spiced __________" describes the kind of sustenance that Hafiz offers in his poetry.
(a) Manna.
(b) Bread.
(c) Wine.
(d) Rum.

4. Hafiz uses the imagery of drinking God's greatness and the discontentment that come from comparison breaking the wine glass in the poem "Why Aren't We All Screaming _____".
(a) Lovers.
(b) Banshees.
(c) Drunks.
(d) Harpies.

5. In Chapter 22 the first poem called "Stay With Us" the fellowship is defined by those who have shed _____.
(a) Hate.
(b) Blame.
(c) Corruption.
(d) Guilt.

6. Hafiz describes the pain of seeing a decrease in love or understanding in the world in the poem "The ____ is Right".
(a) Love.
(b) Head.
(c) Mind.
(d) Heart.

7. In the poem "I _____ for you God" Hafiz praises the qualities that relationship with God cultivates in people.
(a) Sing.
(b) Write.
(c) Care.
(d) Vote.

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

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

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

11. 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) Chord.
(b) Branch.
(c) Root.
(d) Keystone.

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

13. "The ________ Warehouse" is a place full of distractions from the divine, according to Hafiz.
(a) Idiot's.
(b) Priest's.
(c) Fool's.
(d) Beggar's.

14. A poem is an ornery __________ which begs to be heard, according to the writing of Hafiz.
(a) Sprite.
(b) Mother.
(c) Demon.
(d) Ghost.

15. The poem "This _____" describes unity with God as a place from which one must invite others to join in.
(a) Love.
(b) Union.
(c) Separation.
(d) Ecstasy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz returns to the idea that the __________ is temporary and that it is important to be connected to things that bring eternity and divinity to mind.

2. The relationship between teacher and ______ is so intimate that it feels like a marriage is the subject of the poem "I Want Both of Us".

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

4. _________ is the word for remembrance in which humanity best meditates on the qualities of God.

5. Hafiz uses a parrot as a metaphor to describe teachers with no _____ in the poem "The Diamond Takes Shape".

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