The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Nhat Hanh
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does seeing the cause of our suffering do to our suffering?
(a) Encourages it.
(b) Strengthens it.
(c) Ends it.
(d) Eases it.

2. Right thinking is known as what?
(a) The thoughts in our mind.
(b) Our innate beliefs.
(c) The speech of our mind.
(d) The rights of our mind.

3. In our consciousness we have ___________________ seeds, or roots that we can identify with mindfulness.
(a) Many seeds.
(b) Few seed.
(c) Weak seeds.
(d) Wholesome or unwholesome.

4. Many have embraced suffering for two thousand years as the primary principle of Buddhism, but Buddha taught us to recognize what and suffering?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Fear.
(c) Joy.
(d) Pain.

5. Can Right View be taught?
(a) No.
(b) Usually.
(c) Yes.
(d) Often.

6. Hanh feels we need to be mindful of what?
(a) Our words.
(b) Our well-being and happiness.
(c) Our actions.
(d) Our thoughts.

7. What is the fourth nutriment?
(a) Right Speaking.
(b) Consciousness.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Real food.

8. What does the author believe is perhaps responsible for much of our pain?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Ignorance.
(c) Joy.
(d) Lust.

9. What is the opposite of mindfulness?
(a) Suffering.
(b) Fear.
(c) Forgetfulness.
(d) Thoughtlessness.

10. Non-thinking allows us to enter reality __________.
(a) Almost completely.
(b) Fully.
(c) Slightly.
(d) Partially.

11. What is the second turning?
(a) Ignorance.
(b) Encouragement.
(c) Acceptance.
(d) Realization.

12. What does the wheel of Dharma teach?
(a) The Right Way.
(b) Your Way.
(c) The Middle Way.
(d) Buddha's Way.

13. In the second turning we encourage ourselves to do what?
(a) Listen, speak, communicate.
(b) Learn, reflect and practice.
(c) Accept. understand, decide.
(d) Ignore, accept, and understand.

14. Our views are perception at the top and mind, or _____________________.
(a) Spirit at the bottom.
(b) Sout at the top.
(c) Spirit at the top.
(d) Mind at the bottom.

15. The fifth Mindfulness training is associated with what?
(a) Personal responsibility.
(b) Sexual responsibility.
(c) Ingesting healthy foods.
(d) What foods to avoid.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which turning of the Fourth Noble Truth is the recognition that we are practicing to transform our difficulties and ceasing to ingest pain-causing nutriments?

2. Writing is a "deep practice" and should be done knowing our words will do what?

3. Transforming by changing our behavior and practicing can bring suffering to an end and increase what?

4. What is the goal of right Concentration?

5. Buddha suggests we replace unwholesome thoughts how?

(see the answer keys)

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