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 is the Seventh Miracle of Mindfulness?
(a) Believing.
(b) Forgiving.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Transformation of our suffering as well as the suffering of the world.

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

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

4. Right Diligence or Effort involves what?
(a) Preventing unwholesome seeds and returning them, finding ways to water and nourish the wholesome seeds that have already risen.
(b) Acting appropriately.
(c) Focusing on Right Thinking.
(d) Watching the behavior of others.

5. The first four miracles of mindfulness belong to the first aspect of meditation known as __________.
(a) Shamatha.
(b) Shamhara.
(c) Sithartha.
(d) Samantha.

6. Looking deeply into our suffering and writing down what nutriments we are feeding to sustain takes what?
(a) Courage and strength.
(b) Meditation and patience.
(c) Patience and self-control.
(d) Courage and mindfulness.

7. What is active concentration?
(a) Focusing on one object, ignoring everything else.
(b) We accept little of what comes our way.
(c) We accept some of what comes our way.
(d) We accept whatever comes along, dwelling in the present and remaining clear.

8. What is the Sixth Miracle of Mindfulness?
(a) Forgiving.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Believing.
(d) Transformation of our suffering as well as the suffering of the world.

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

10. What is the goal of right Concentration?
(a) A quiet mind.
(b) A one-pointed mind.
(c) A rounded mind.
(d) A many-pointed mind.

11. We need to do what to become free of perceptions and be able to see things as they are?
(a) Accept our perceptions as true.
(b) Forget about our own perceptions.
(c) Ignore perceptions.
(d) Know the source of our perceptions and see them deeply.

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

13. The Buddha said, "My teaching is like a finger pointing to the moon. Do not mistake _______ ."
(a) The moon for the finger.
(b) The pointing of the finger.
(c) My teaching for pointing.
(d) The finger for the moon.

14. What is Smriti?
(a) The Thai word for mindfulness.
(b) The Prankrit word for mindfulness.
(c) The Sanskrit word for mindfulness.
(d) The Hindi word for mindfulness.

15. Buddhism is a practice to help what?
(a) End suffering.
(b) Make people happy.
(c) Believers get to heaven.
(d) Eliminate wrong view.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the wheel of Dharma teach?

2. How many months of mindfulness and enjoying the present moment brings real happiness, according to Hahn?

3. Buddha said, "Where there is perception there is _________________."

4. What concentration aims at complete liberation?

5. Buddha taught of _______________, where our ideas and concepts are extinguished.

(see the answer keys)

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