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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 "A ____ in Each Act and Creature" describes the life-giving and earth-beautifying of the sun as an expression of divine affection.
(a) Root.
(b) Chord.
(c) Branch.
(d) Keystone.

2. When Hafiz is so cleansed and finished by love, he becomes ___________ personified, ready to be consumed.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Truth.
(c) Honor.
(d) Knowledge.

3. Hafiz suggests that sometimes God wearies of softly spoken love and he wants to shake his children by the shoulders in the poem called "Tired of Speaking _____".
(a) Harshly.
(b) Sweetly.
(c) Generously.
(d) Softly.

4. Hafiz is a __________ ready to be eaten in the poem, "Throw Me on a Scale" in this collection of poetry.
(a) Fish.
(b) Lobster.
(c) Cow.
(d) Chicken.

5. The poem "It Will Stretch Out Its Leg" compares poetry to a man ______ someone to make them stop and listen.
(a) Pushing.
(b) Tripping.
(c) Yelling at.
(d) Kicking.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the poem "Out of God's _____" Hafiz uses imagery from nature to describe himself as a carrier of God's blessings.

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

3. 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 _____".

4. The poem "This _____" describes unity with God as a place from which one must invite others to join in.

5. "Love Lifts Me" is the response of the _________ who can defy gravity and gloom, according to Hafiz.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the title of "We Might Have to Medicate You" mean to the reader, according to this translation?

2. In "I Want Both of Us," which two relationships does Hafiz compare with each other, according to this translation of Hafiz?

3. What is supposed to happen to all of creation, according to "Reverence," in this section of Hafiz's poems?

4. What does a poem in the book say Hafiz has used in order to become a lamp which needs no oil?

5. Within "The Heart of Right, " Hafiz describes the rightness of mourning at what time?

6. What is creation described as in "Elephant Wandering" according to this translation of Hafiz?

7. How is Hafiz described in "In Need of the Breath," according to this translation of Hafiz?

8. What is God symbolized as in "Lousy at Math," according to this translation of Hafiz?

9. How is a poem described in "Sometimes I Say to a Poem" according to this translation of Hafiz?

10. What is the metaphor that Hafiz uses in "Turn Left a Thousand Feet from Here"?

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