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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The poem "The Millstone's _____" describes God's unique ability to speak to the hearts deepest longings.
2. In the poem "I Have Learned so Much", Hafiz suggests that he is so _______ and freed that he can't even identify with a particular sex anymore.
(c) Burned up.
3. Chapter 7 opens with the poem "Really Just a ______" in which Hafiz suggests everything is God's musical instrument.
4. In the poem "The Ear That was Sold to a _____" Hafiz sends body parts with far-flung animals to spy on God.
5. Hafiz's home city was one of the few to have not been ravaged by the invasions of the Mongols and the _______.
Short Answer Questions
1. Hafiz encourages everyone to be a teacher in the poem "How do I _____".
2. Hafiz sometimes includes himself in his poems in the _______ person as a way of signing them.
3. One of the major themes of the poems in the seventh chapter is discerning _____ from counterfeit.
4. Hafiz reveals his own _____ in asking for divine affection in the poem called "Mismatched Newlyweds".
5. The poem "Some Fill With Each Good _____" encourages people to give their most intimate affection to those who requite it.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why were Hafiz's poems destroyed by the fundamentalist Islamic leadership?
2. What is the purpose of Hafiz's desire to speak the universal truths in his poems, according to the translator?
3. What happens to Hafiz in "I Hold the Lion's Paw," according to this translation of Hafiz?
4. What is the story which is being told in the poem, "The Difference Between," according to this translation of Hafiz?
5. What does Ladinsky have to say about his interpretation of Hafiz and what he did with the translation?
6. What does Hafiz send with the animals in order to spy on God in "The Ear that was Sold to a Fish"?
7. In "I Rain," to what is Hafiz's poetry compared within the actions of nature and weather?
8. What is the imagery that Hafiz uses in the poem, "Someone Untied Your Camel"?
9. What was so special about Shiraz where Hafiz grew up, unlike many of the other surrounding cities?
10. What is the message Hafiz tries to tell the reader in "Really Just a Tambourine," according to this translation of Hafiz?
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