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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 asserts that he is an earth that will perish without the ______ of God's presence in the poem "That Does Perish".
(a) Star.
(b) Universe.
(c) Sun.
(d) Moon.

2. 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) Keystone.
(c) Branch.
(d) Chord.

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 _____".
(a) Heat.
(b) Oil.
(c) Wick.
(d) Polishing.

4. In the poem "The Old _____", Hafiz suggests that people regard each other with the gentle care the instrumentalist gives to his instruments.
(a) Violin maker.
(b) Musician.
(c) Flautist.
(d) Instrumentalist.

5. Hafiz contrasts his own humility with the wild majesty of his Message in the poem "This Talking _____".
(a) Bucket.
(b) Stick.
(c) Rag.
(d) Bin.

Short Answer Questions

1. The beauty of _________ makes believers expect to hear the voice of God in "Reaching Toward the Millet Fields."

2. Hafiz explains that his purpose in writing is to put words to the longing of human hearts in the poem "I Hope You Won't _____ This Old Man".

3. Hafiz likes to explore the realities of ________ with God when he writes poetry.

4. "An Invisible Pile of __________" is how Hafiz knows that God is real, according to the poem.

5. Hafiz uses the image of God as the ocean and anger is the thing that sinks men's boats in the poem called "The Great _____".

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Hafiz speaking to in the poem, "Becoming Human," according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Hafiz encourage the reader to do once they bail out from churches, according to this translation of Hafiz?

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