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 most important aspect of Right Diligence?
(a) Joy.
(b) Calm.
(c) Love.
(d) Peace.

2. Siddhartha Gutama sat under a bodhi tree and vowed not to get up until when?
(a) He was tired of sitting.
(b) He understood how to alleviate suffering.
(c) Someone had come to save him.
(d) Nightfall.

3. With what does the Discourse on Turning the Wheel of the Dharma have to do?
(a) Slowly help one to understand suffering.
(b) Recognizing suffering and transforming it into "mindfulness, compassion, peace and liberation."
(c) Randomly choosing the path one should take.
(d) It compares the Wheel of Dharma to the Wheel of Fortune.

4. What does it mean to look deeply?
(a) Vipishtu.
(b) Vinitu.
(c) Vipashyana.
(d) Shamatha.

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

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

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

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

9. Right Speech is speaking how?
(a) Truthfully, no matter how painful it may be.
(b) Compassionately, in a way not to hurt others.
(c) Truthfully, not with a forked tongue, not cruelly or slanderously and not exaggeration.
(d) Quietly and infrequently.

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

11. Are any views the absolute truth?
(a) Yes, some.
(b) No.
(c) Yes, only a few.
(d) Yes, many.

12. "_______________ is at the heart of Buddha's teachings."
(a) Right Action.
(b) Right Concentration.
(c) Right Diligence.
(d) Right Mindfulness.

13. Right Action is related to Right Livelihood, or what?
(a) Earning a living that consumes your life.
(b) Earning a living that is not the focus of your life.
(c) Forms of entertainment that are not destructive.
(d) Earning a living in non-destructive ways.

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

15. Buddha taught the Eightfold Path until when?
(a) His death.
(b) He became ill.
(c) He was sixty.
(d) He changed his teaching methods.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an example of a seed of unwholesome quality?

2. Is concentration to ignore suffering?

3. What must we not do to the words of Buddha?

4. After experiencing perfect awakening, the Buddha had to do what?

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

(see the answer keys)

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