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

2. Who is getting ready for a cosmic celebration in "Then Winks" by Hafiz?
(a) Cockroach.
(b) Snake.
(c) Rabbit.
(d) Hafiz.

3. In the poem "Scratching my Back" Hafiz describes himself as a _____ scratching his back on the moon.
(a) Camel.
(b) Dog.
(c) Goat.
(d) Cat.

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) Drunks.
(b) Lovers.
(c) Harpies.
(d) Banshees.

5. Hafiz suggests that surrender is _____ in the poem "The Clay Bowl's Destiny" and is God's intent for life on earth.
(a) Foolish.
(b) Annihilation.
(c) Weakness.
(d) Freedom.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the poem "I _____ for you God" Hafiz praises the qualities that relationship with God cultivates in people.

2. Hafiz describes people who don't know their own glory as "The Sun in ________" in one of his poems.

3. Hafiz suggests that he has become so close to God and cleansed of the pain and longing in the poem "The Lamp That Needs no _____".

4. In Chapter 22 the first poem called "Stay With Us" the fellowship is defined by those who have shed _____.

5. When a person does not understand the proximity of God in his life, Hafiz says he might have to ___________ them.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the warning to the reader in "A Hard Decree" according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

4. What happens within the poem and story in "Bring the Man to Me," according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

6. What is so important for the reader to learn from the poem, "Stay Close to the Sounds"?

7. What are supposed to be left at the door in "The Hatcheck Girl," according to this translation of Hafiz?

8. What does "What Should We Do About the Moon?" describe to the reader, from Hafiz's point of view?

9. What is the reminder that Hafiz presents to the reader in "Now is the Time, " according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

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