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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 feverish pursuit of male dogs for female dogs in heat is used as the standard for people's pursuit of God in the poem "______ Love".
(a) Camel's.
(b) Fish's.
(c) Dog's.
(d) Cat's.

2. Hafiz uses a parrot as a metaphor to describe teachers with no _____ in the poem "The Diamond Takes Shape".
(a) Love.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) Humor.
(d) Wisdom.

3. Hafiz comments on the commonality of a life of worship between humans and animals in the poem "The _____ and I Will Chat".
(a) Camel.
(b) Cat.
(c) Fish.
(d) Goat.

4. In the poem "I _____ for you God" Hafiz praises the qualities that relationship with God cultivates in people.
(a) Write.
(b) Care.
(c) Vote.
(d) Sing.

5. "Spiced __________" describes the kind of sustenance that Hafiz offers in his poetry.
(a) Bread.
(b) Manna.
(c) Wine.
(d) Rum.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz describes a change in a person that occurs when they are ready to surrender to God in the poem "My _____ So Soft".

2. In the final poem of Chapter 8, Hafiz reiterates that the _____ moment is meant for worship in "Now is the Time".

3. 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 _____".

4. Hafiz uses a misled fish to symbolize people experiencing the confusion of life in "Trying to Wear _____"

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Hafiz seek to comfort in the poem, "You Were Brave in that Holy War,"according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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