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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Comparing God to a Lion, Hafiz suggests that worshipers learn to hold the ______ paw.
2. It is suggested in the fourth chapter that ______ is a transformer of perspective and character.
3. Hafiz wrote his poems in the ______ century. However, dignitaries throughout the ages since, including the Queen of England consulted his works.
4. The eighth chapter opens with the poem "Get the Blame Straight" granting humanity the right to blame and ____ God for everything.
5. Hafiz uses the image of being on a mule exploring God's wonder in the poem "The Mule Got Drunk and Lost in _____".
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the symbolism used to describe God in "Lifts Beyond Conception,"according to this translation of Hafiz?
2. What does Hafiz send with the animals in order to spy on God in "The Ear that was Sold to a Fish"?
3. What do people think was the source of Hafiz's wisdom in relation to the words that he chose to write?
4. What is the story which is being told in the poem, "The Difference Between," according to this translation of Hafiz?
5. What does Hafiz reveal about himself in "Mismatched Newlyweds," according to this translation?
6. What does Hafiz say the reader should do in "Forgive the Dream," according to this translation of Hafiz?
7. What does Hafiz believe about the power of God and his power in the world of men?
8. What is the purpose of Hafiz's desire to speak the universal truths in his poems, according to the translator?
9. What is the symbolism which is being used in "Please," according to this translation of Hafiz?
10. What was so special about Shiraz where Hafiz grew up, unlike many of the other surrounding cities?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Hafiz talks about his rejoicing causes him to be overwhelmed by God in his life, bursting with energy.
Part 1: What do you think Hafiz means by his rejoicing making him fall out of the windows of his teacher's house?
Part 2: Do you think that spiritual ecstasy is normal or to be expected?
Part 3: Why do you think Hafiz is so overwhelmed by the teachings of his teacher?
Essay Topic 2
Fellowship, according to Hafiz, is seen in those who have shed guilt and who see themselves as children of God.
Part 1: How do you think a person can fully shed the guilt in their lives?
Part 2: Do you agree that people should see themselves as the children of God?
Part 3: Why do you think that people should seek out fellowship?
Essay Topic 3
Hafiz points out that everything is a portal to the holy in his poem, "Where is the Door to the Tavern?"
Part 1: Do you agree that everything can be a portal to the holy in one's life?
Part 2: What is the importance of finding the door to the holy in one's life?
Part 3: How does the world change when you can agree that everything is a portal to the holy?
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