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

2. The first practice,______________________, is a deep understanding of the four Noble Truths of suffering, the making of it, the fact that it can be transformed, and its transformation.
(a) The Right Thinking.
(b) The Right View.
(c) The Right Path.
(d) The Right Action.

3. Writing is a "deep practice" and should be done knowing our words will do what?
(a) Useless.
(b) Affect other people.
(c) Be remembered.
(d) Be forgotten quickly.

4. We must practice what to understand the Four Noble Truths?
(a) Mindfulness.
(b) The twelve turnings of the wheel of Dharma.
(c) Patience.
(d) Quiet.

5. Buddha said we feed our happiness or suffering with how man nutriments?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) One.

6. Buddha claimed to have gone to the end of the path of suffering and gained what?
(a) Safety.
(b) Heaven.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Escape.

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

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

10. Is concentration to ignore suffering?
(a) Yes.
(b) Frequently.
(c) No.
(d) Sometimes.

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

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

13. At what age could Buddha do what he wanted "without going against the path," or practice the "action of non-action," stage of realization that must take place from within?
(a) Eighty.
(b) Sixty.
(c) One hundred twenty.
(d) One hundred.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Right Action means to do what?

2. The fifth Mindfulness training is associated with what?

3. What is the third turning?

4. Mindful breathing, walking, smiling and looking can stop what?

5. "To practice social justice and non-exploitation, we have to use __________________."

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