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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 opposite of mindfulness?
(a) Forgetfulness.
(b) Fear.
(c) Thoughtlessness.
(d) Suffering.

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

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

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

5. When we appreciate what, we can find conditions for happiness that are already available?
(a) Our senses.
(b) Our belongings.
(c) Our homes.
(d) Our friends.

6. What does the Fourth Mindfulness Training describe?
(a) The affirmation to speak truthfully and non-judgmentally, not cause division and discord, and resolve all conflicts.
(b) Forgetting our suffering.
(c) Transforming our suffering as well as the suffering of the world.
(d) Create a place of refuge for ourselves and others.

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

8. Another reminder, "Hello, habit energy," reminds us to do what?
(a) Forget our habits.
(b) Improve our habits.
(c) Change our habits.
(d) Find moments to contemplate and be mindful, and acknowledge our habitual thinking and acting.

9. Suffering, its recognition, making, and the path out of it are all ___________, as are the Four Noble Truths.
(a) Separate.
(b) Alone.
(c) Intertwined.
(d) Unique.

10. Right thinking leads to what?
(a) Right Intelligence.
(b) Right Diligence.
(c) Right Praying.
(d) Right Activities.

11. To whom does the author suggest going and showing your pain?
(a) God.
(b) The Buddha.
(c) Your parent.
(d) Yourself.

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

13. Buddha said, "Where there is perception there is _________________."
(a) Anger.
(b) Confusion.
(c) Deception.
(d) Understanding.

14. What concentration aims at complete liberation?
(a) Supramundane.
(b) Supermundane.
(c) Absolutmundane.
(d) Neomundane.

15. Hanh suggests reframing the four Noble Truths, replacing "cessation" with what?
(a) Stopping.
(b) Well-being.
(c) Beginning.
(d) Ending.

Short Answer Questions

1. We need to do what to become free of perceptions and be able to see things as they are?

2. Recognition of peace and joy, that well-being is possible, is which turning?

3. Many have embraced suffering for two thousand years as the primary principle of Buddhism, but Buddha taught us to recognize what and suffering?

4. Right Action means to do what?

5. Siddhartha Gutama sat under a bodhi tree and vowed not to get up until when?

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