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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 relationship between teacher and ______ is so intimate that it feels like a marriage is the subject of the poem "I Want Both of Us".
(a) Prodigy.
(b) Servant.
(c) Slave.
(d) Student.

2. "Between Our Poles" is a poem which compares humanity's ability to display the characteristics of God to the _____________.
(a) Bible.
(b) Clouds.
(c) Art pieces in a museum.
(d) Banks of a river.

3. "An Invisible Pile of __________" is how Hafiz knows that God is real, according to the poem.
(a) Clay.
(b) Stones.
(c) Lies.
(d) Wood.

4. The final poem of chapter ten is called "Too ______ " and describes the bliss of unity that Hafiz experiences.
(a) Wonderful.
(b) Fantastic.
(c) Amazing.
(d) Blissful.

5. Humanity is a fish on a _________ when it is separated from God, according to the final poem of the section by Hafiz.
(a) Horse.
(b) Camel.
(c) Tuba.
(d) Flute.

Short Answer Questions

1. "_______" is a poem which describes the source of real poetry, according to Hafiz's perspective on life and writing.

2. The poem "_____ Gods" opens the tenth chapter and focuses on drawing attention away from counterfeit gods.

3. Hafiz speaks to that moment one can sit in the pain of longing and listen intently to God in the poem "When you can _____".

4. In the poem "_____Hear Watchdogs" Hafiz describes the idea that true believers don't feel they have to trick God into blessing them.

5. 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 _____".

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the reminder that Hafiz presents to the reader in "Now is the Time, " 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 surrender to which Hafiz refers in "The Clay Bowl's Destiny"?

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

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

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

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

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

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