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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 are the initial thought and development of it, respectively?
(a) Visceral and vein.
(b) Vitarka and vichara.
(c) Viactin and vicara.
(d) Vishnu and victorian.

2. What does Hanh suggest doing to our habit energies?
(a) Laughing at them.
(b) Smiling at them.
(c) Frowning at them.
(d) Ignoring them.

3. How should we treat our suffering?
(a) With patience.
(b) With hatred.
(c) With love and kindness.
(d) With distractions.

4. 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.

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

6. Hanh advises us to leave a job where we are not allowed to do what?
(a) Get paid what we're worth.
(b) Take breaks.
(c) Be promoted.
(d) Speak truthfully.

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

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

9. Generosity, sharing, cultivating love and kindness, and living simply, taking no more than our share, is what?
(a) Right Diligence.
(b) Right Concentration.
(c) Right Thinking.
(d) Right Action.

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

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

12. Hanh discourages what in the interest of ourselves and others?
(a) Smoking.
(b) Drinking of any alcohol.
(c) Driving while intoxicated.
(d) Losing sleep.

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

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

15. Should suffering be placed at the same level as impermanence and non-self?
(a) No.
(b) Usually.
(c) Yes.
(d) Sometimes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What example of being present and mindful does the author use, which gives the work merit?

2. The third Mindfulness training is about what?

3. Right thinking is known as what?

4. Right Speech is speaking how?

5. Non-thinking allows us to enter reality __________.

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