The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Test | Final 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. Looking beyond signs means what?
(a) Losing fear of losing specific manifestations.
(b) Not looking toward fate.
(c) Making one's own decisions.
(d) Looking to Buddha for advice.

2. The first of the five mindfulness trainings is what?
(a) Perfection of the five mindfulness trainings.
(b) Giving and offering joy and love to others.
(c) Protection of the lives of humans, animals and nature.
(d) To protect children and adults from sexual abuse and preserve happiness.

3. Composing or performing art can be what?
(a) Right action.
(b) Right livelihood.
(c) Right thinking.
(d) Right concentration.

4. What does the author believe professionals should do?
(a) Allow others to meditate many times throughout the day.
(b) Help us create institutions that will promote collective awakening.
(c) Allow others to believe what they want.
(d) Create work spaces that are simple.

5. Happiness and beauty lie where?
(a) In our hearts.
(b) In our actions.
(c) In our minds.
(d) In our bodies.

6. What is the second of the five mindfulness trainings?
(a) Protection of the lives of humans, animals and nature.
(b) Perfection of the five mindfulness trainings.
(c) To protect children and adults from sexual abuse and preserve happiness.
(d) Prevent exploitation by humans of nature and others, and generosity.

7. Finding a way to earn a living that does not conflict with love and compassion can do what?
(a) Bring joy and peace.
(b) Either bring joy or suffering.
(c) Bring peace and quiet.
(d) Either bring pain or fear.

8. Relying on the Buddha within are we, ourselves, the Buddha?
(a) Rarely.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Sometimes.

9. Our true home, and paradise, are where?
(a) In the past.
(b) In the present moment.
(c) In heaven.
(d) In the future.

10. The Sarvastivada school defined how many conditions?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

11. The Sarvastivada school's first condition requires what?
(a) Creative force, concurrent condition, seed condition of the same kind, associated condition, universal condition and ripening condition.
(b) Development.
(c) Consistent and continuous practice.
(d) Someone or some thing.

12. Does Buddhism ask for blind faith?
(a) Yes, absolutely.
(b) Yes, often.
(c) Yes, somewhat.
(d) No.

13. Emptiness must be _____________, not just as philosophy.
(a) Practiced.
(b) Forgotten.
(c) Remembered.
(d) Memorized.

14. The ____________ Dharma seals of Buddha's teaching are: impermanence, nonself and nirvana.
(a) Six.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

15. What is the second, shila paramita?
(a) Giving and offering joy and love to others.
(b) Protection of the lives of humans, animals and nature.
(c) Perfection of the five mindfulness trainings.
(d) To protect children and adults from sexual abuse and preserve happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Right livelihood is what?

2. Practicing impermanence helps us do what?

3. Practicing _________________ transforms our habit energies and recognizes the sameness of everything and everyone.

4. What are the three jewels of refuge in Buddhism?

5. What must we realize about everything?

(see the answer keys)

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