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

2. In Chapter 22 the first poem called "Stay With Us" the fellowship is defined by those who have shed _____.
(a) Hate.
(b) Guilt.
(c) Blame.
(d) Corruption.

3. The first poem in Chapter 14 is called "A ____ For Your Head" in which Hafiz offers comfort to those exhausted by their trying to exist separate from God.
(a) Pillow.
(b) Blanket.
(c) Lap.
(d) Cushion.

4. "All Then You Are" is a poem which describes all of the manifestations of ________ all inspiring Hafiz to worship.
(a) Women.
(b) God.
(c) The devil.
(d) The Goddess.

5. Hafiz admits to there being a lot of challenge in the business of __________, according to one of his poems.
(a) Growing.
(b) Teaching.
(c) Laughing.
(d) Learning.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the poem "_____ Wandering" Hafiz describes the whole of creation as being as fragile as the sprout under a large animal.

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

4. Hafiz suggests that surrender is _____ in the poem "The Clay Bowl's Destiny" and is God's intent for life on earth.

5. The final poem of chapter ten is called "Too ______ " and describes the bliss of unity that Hafiz experiences.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why is Hafiz grateful that his teacher's house only had one floor, according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

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

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

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

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

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