The Gift: Poems by the Great Sufi Master Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Hafiz admits to there being a lot of challenge in the business of __________, according to one of his poems.

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

4. "The Tender Mouth" speaks of offering one's ___________ to Earth after death, as Hafiz describes it.

5. Hafiz returns to the idea that the __________ is temporary and that it is important to be connected to things that bring eternity and divinity to mind.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "I Want Both of Us," which two relationships does Hafiz compare with each other, according to this translation of Hafiz?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many people have used Hafiz's poetry not only for enjoyment, but also for advice for their lives. To some, this is strange.

Part 1: Why do you think people believed that Hafiz's poetry was good for helping with problems?

Part 2: Would you ever use poetry to make a decision about your life?

Part 3: How do you think poetry might help a person who doesn't know what to do about a problem?

Essay Topic 2

Hafiz points out that man can become preoccupied by ideas that are not important.

Part 1: Do you feel you can become distracted by things which are not important?

Part 2: Why do you think the men are so easily distracted by these unimportant thoughts?

Part 3: Do you think it's possible to completely avoid unimportant thoughts?

Essay Topic 3

Speaking the language of happiness is something that Hafiz encourages people to do.

Part 1: How can one speak the language of happiness in everyday life?

Part 2: Do you think that you speak the language of happiness? Why or why not?

Part 3: What is the consequence of speaking the language of happiness?

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