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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. 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. In the poem "Out of God's _____" Hafiz uses imagery from nature to describe himself as a carrier of God's blessings.
3. Hafiz encourages people to bail from churches and cling to the lifeboats of poetry in the poem "The Great _____".
4. Hafiz uses the metaphorical activity of _______ in the poem "I am Full of Love Tonight" in which God is the lover and humans are the beloved.
5. Humanity is a fish on a _________ when it is separated from God, according to the final poem of the section by Hafiz.
Short Essay Questions
1. What are supposed to be left at the door in "The Hatcheck Girl," according to this translation of Hafiz?
2. Within "The Heart of Right, " Hafiz describes the rightness of mourning at what time?
3. Why is Hafiz grateful that his teacher's house only had one floor, according to this translation of Hafiz?
4. What is creation described as in "Elephant Wandering" according to this translation of Hafiz?
5. What is the surrender to which Hafiz refers in "The Clay Bowl's Destiny"?
6. How is a poem described in "Sometimes I Say to a Poem" according to this translation of Hafiz?
7. Who does Hafiz seek to comfort in the poem, "You Were Brave in that Holy War,"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. In "I Want Both of Us," which two relationships does Hafiz compare with each other, according to this translation of Hafiz?
10. What is supposed to happen to all of creation, according to "Reverence," in this section of Hafiz's poems?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Over the course of time, Hafiz's words have be translated and retranslated, possibly losing their meaning in the process.
Part 1: Do you think it matters who the interpreter is, in relation to the content and the lessons of the book?
Part 2: Why do you think the lessons of the book are timeless and not affected by the translation?
Part 3: How do you think you could be assured that the words in the book were truly the words of Hafiz?
Essay Topic 2
Hafiz brings up the idea of meditation as a way to connect with God in a more intimate way.
Part 1: Why do you think Hafiz is so interested in using meditation in his life?
Part 2: Do you think you would ever try to incorporate meditation in your life?
Part 3: How do you think your connection to God might change with the introduction of meditation?
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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