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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. When God's lute begs for a _________ hands, that when this person is able to be useful to God, according to Hafiz.
(a) Saint's.
(b) Child's.
(c) Mother's.
(d) Teacher's.

2. Hafiz discusses the experience of falling out of trust with God and then moving towards trusting again in the poem "A Still ____".
(a) Mind.
(b) Pool.
(c) Tree.
(d) Cup.

3. In the poem "The _____ We Planted" Hafiz remembers his teacher Muhammad Attar and still longs for his affection.
(a) Lily.
(b) Bush.
(c) Tree.
(d) Rose.

4. A poem is an ornery __________ which begs to be heard, according to the writing of Hafiz.
(a) Sprite.
(b) Mother.
(c) Ghost.
(d) Demon.

5. _________ is the word for remembrance in which humanity best meditates on the qualities of God.
(a) Zak.
(b) Zada.
(c) Zikr.
(d) Sakr.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hafiz suggests that he has become so close to God and cleansed of the pain and longing in the poem "The Lamp That Needs no _____".

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

3. Hafiz uses the imagery of drinking God's greatness and the discontentment that come from comparison breaking the wine glass in the poem "Why Aren't We All Screaming _____".

4. 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".

5. The poem "Covers Her Face with Both Hands" describes how the ______ responds to people who refuse to act with kindness.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does "What Should We Do About the Moon?" describe to the reader, from Hafiz's point of view?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Hafiz encourage the reader to do once they bail out from churches, according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

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

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

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