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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. Hafiz uses the image of sunlight on a ______ to describe love in the poem "It Felt Love".
(a) Lily.
(b) Carnation.
(c) Tulip.
(d) Rose.

2. The poem "Some Fill With Each Good _____" encourages people to give their most intimate affection to those who requite it.
(a) Sun.
(b) Rain.
(c) Wind.
(d) Snow.

3. Hafiz uses the image of being on a mule exploring God's wonder in the poem "The Mule Got Drunk and Lost in _____".
(a) The desert.
(b) Hell.
(c) The woods.
(d) Heaven.

4. In the poem "Your _____ and my _______" Hafiz describes the eternal communion between souls.
(a) Heart.
(b) Brother.
(c) Hand.
(d) Mother.

5. In the poem "Curfews" ______ is the key to freedom that Hafiz offers to the reader.
(a) Joy.
(b) Silence.
(c) Remembrance.
(d) Laughter.

Short Answer Questions

1. The eighth chapter opens with the poem "Get the Blame Straight" granting humanity the right to blame and ____ God for everything.

2. Having demonstrated his ability as a poet, Hafiz won several positions including all of the following except ______.

3. The poem "A Hunting Party" makes the suggestion that the search for spiritual nourishment should take place ______.

4. Hafiz instructs people to learn to see cause to celebrate even the mundane in the poem "If the Falling of a _____"

5. Ladinsky suggests that Hafiz is on the same level as other luminaries including all of the following except _______.

Short Essay Questions

1. In "I Rain," to what is Hafiz's poetry compared within the actions of nature and weather?

2. Why were Hafiz's poems destroyed by the fundamentalist Islamic leadership?

3. What is being cultivated in the garden images as described in "Your Seed Pouch"?

4. In "When the Violin," what does Hafiz mean to use the violin imagery to symbolize in the poem?

5. What is the symbolism used to describe God in "Lifts Beyond Conception,"according to this translation of Hafiz?

6. What is the purpose of the poem, "Everywhere, " according to this translation of Hafiz?

7. What is the story which is being told in the poem, "The Difference Between," according to this translation of Hafiz?

8. What does Hafiz encourage the reader to do in "Don't Die Again" according to this translation of Hafiz?

9. What does Hafiz say the reader should do in "Forgive the Dream," according to this translation of Hafiz?

10. What is the imagery that Hafiz uses in the poem, "Someone Untied Your Camel"?

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