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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) Keystone.
(d) Branch.

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

3. Hafiz uses the metaphorical activity of _______ in the poem "I am Full of Love Tonight" in which God is the lover and humans are the beloved.
(a) Sailing.
(b) Walking.
(c) Holding hands.
(d) Horseback Riding.

4. In the poem "Why not be polite" Hafiz invites everyone to listen to those around them as if ____ were speaking through them.
(a) Hafiz.
(b) Attar.
(c) God.
(d) Saadi.

5. In "The ________ Girl," Hafiz realizes he needs to leave his own sense of self behind when he is approaching God.
(a) Hatcheck.
(b) Ticket.
(c) Maid.
(d) Good.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz asserts that he is an earth that will perish without the ______ of God's presence in the poem "That Does Perish".

2. "The Tender Mouth" speaks of offering one's ___________ to Earth after death, as Hafiz describes it.

3. Chapter 21 opens with an invitation from God to dance in the poem "The God Who Only Knows ______ Words".

4. Who is getting ready for a cosmic celebration in "Then Winks" by Hafiz?

5. The poem "____ You to My Body" describes Hafiz's desire to keep his students close and teach them all the time.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens to Hafiz in the poem, "Cupping My Hands Like a Mountain Valley"?

3. How are communing worshipers described in "When You Wake," according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

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

6. What is the surrender to which Hafiz refers in "The Clay Bowl's Destiny"?

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

8. What does the poem, "When You Can Endure" try to describe to the reader, according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

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

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