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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. 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.

2. Hafiz believes that he is merely "A Hole in a __________" that God plays when he is writing and living his life.
(a) Reed.
(b) Stone.
(c) Tuba.
(d) Flute.

3. Hafiz refers to the things he will leave behind that he strove to be a steward for in the poem "Who Will Feed my _____".
(a) Dog.
(b) Cat.
(c) Camel.
(d) Goat.

4. 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 _____".
(a) Sweetly.
(b) Harshly.
(c) Generously.
(d) Softly.

5. Hafiz likes to explore the realities of ________ with God when he writes poetry.
(a) Anger.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Truth.
(d) Intimacy.

Short Answer 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".

2. Hafiz describes people who don't know their own glory as "The Sun in ________" in one of his poems.

3. When Hafiz is so cleansed and finished by love, he becomes ___________ personified, ready to be consumed.

4. Hafiz comments on the commonality of a life of worship between humans and animals in the poem "The _____ and I Will Chat".

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How is Hafiz described in "In Need of the Breath," according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

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

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

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