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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. Chapter one's poem's are more _______ and use imagery from nature, music, dining, fishing, hunting, etc.
(a) Light-hearted.
(b) Heavy-hearted.
(c) Elegant.
(d) Complicated.

2. Hafiz uses agricultural images to express the idea that humans are God's precious crop in the poem "His Winter _____".
(a) Crop.
(b) Solstice.
(c) Light.
(d) Harvest.

3. Hafiz uses guests at a ______ party as object lessons in the poem "If God Invited you to a Party".
(a) Drunken.
(b) Private.
(c) Holy.
(d) Outrageous.

4. Hafiz refers to the process of growing in love and knowledge by making oneself a student of a master in these things "The _____ Work".
(a) Meaningful.
(b) Good.
(c) Great.
(d) Important.

5. Daniel Ladinsky describes Hafiz as a poet who has inspired some of the worlds greatest _______.
(a) Poets.
(b) Playwrights.
(c) Writers.
(d) Musicians.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the poem "Your _____ and my _______" Hafiz describes the eternal communion between souls.

2. In the poem "_____ God" Hafiz uses the imagery of a concert in the heavens and the tedious work of breaking God apart.

3. Hafiz was known to live in ______, and even now there are as many copies of his Divan as there are copies of the Quran.

4. Hafiz wrote his poems in the ______ century. However, dignitaries throughout the ages since, including the Queen of England consulted his works.

5. Ladinsky used the work of ______ published in 1891 to guide this particular translation of Hafiz's work.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the symbolism which is being used in "Please," according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

3. In "God's Bucket," what does the symbolism of the roaring ocean seem to say, according to this translation of Hafiz?

4. In "The Sad Game," what is the imagery which is being used to describe the theft done by guilt?

5. What does Hafiz believe about the power of God and his power in the world of men?

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

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

8. What is the ratio of copies of Hafiz's work in relation to the Quran in his own hometown city of Shiraz?

9. What did Queen Victoria do with the poetry of Hafiz when she read it during her reign?

10. What is the main metaphor which is being used when Hafiz writes, "Looking for a Good Fish"?

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