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

2. What is the Third Miracle of Mindfulness?
(a) To be present.
(b) To nourish yourself.
(c) To nourish others.
(d) To make others present.

3. After experiencing perfect awakening, the Buddha had to do what?
(a) Write down his thoughts.
(b) Find others to talk to.
(c) Find ways to express it in words.
(d) Go to sleep.

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

5. The first __________ of the nine levels of meditative concentration are called Dhyanas.
(a) The Five Dhyanas.
(b) The Four Dhyanas.
(c) The Two Dhyanas.
(d) The Three Dhyanas.

6. What do the Four Establishments of Mindfulness do?
(a) Create a place of refuge for ourselves and others.
(b) Transform our suffering as well as the suffering of the world.
(c) Identify our feelings.
(d) Help us to forget suffering.

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

8. Hanh suggests what to remind us to use right speech on the telephone?
(a) A dance.
(b) A gatha.
(c) A phrase.
(d) A poem.

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

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

11. Are rightness and wrongness subjective?
(a) Usually.
(b) Sometimes.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

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

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

14. Right thinking leads to what?
(a) Right livelihood.
(b) Right action.
(c) Right concentration.
(d) Right view.

15. _____________ come with right diligence and mindfulness training.
(a) Love and compassion.
(b) Calm and quiet.
(c) Peace and prosperity.
(d) Joy and ease.

Short Answer Questions

1. Looking deeply into our suffering and writing down what nutriments we are feeding to sustain takes what?

2. What is the third truth?

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

4. Generosity, sharing, cultivating love and kindness, and living simply, taking no more than our share, is what?

5. What is the third turning?

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