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

2. Another misunderstanding is that our suffering is caused by ________________.
(a) Love.
(b) Craving.
(c) Sin.
(d) Buddha.

3. Buddha suggests we replace unwholesome thoughts how?
(a) By living in a wholesome environment with those who practice mindful living.
(b) By asking Buddha to remove the unwholesome thoughts.
(c) By relaxing.
(d) By thinking of only wholesome thoughts.

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

5. Hanh explains that Buddha was a man who suffered, and that we can enter his heart now only because we ______________.
(a) Do not suffer.
(b) Suffer.
(c) Have joy.
(d) Are happy.

6. How many months of mindfulness and enjoying the present moment brings real happiness, according to Hahn?
(a) Three to six months.
(b) One to three months.
(c) Six to nine months.
(d) Nine to twelve months.

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

8. What is the second Miracle of Mindfulness?
(a) To make a present.
(b) To understand the present.
(c) To make others present.
(d) To be present.

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

10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fourth nutriment?

2. Right thinking is known as what?

3. We need to learn to speak only with what?

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

5. Buddha taught of _______________, where our ideas and concepts are extinguished.

(see the answer keys)

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