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. The second is the condition for what?
(a) Someone or some thing.
(b) Development.
(c) Consistent and continuous practice.
(d) Creative force, concurrent condition, seed condition of the same kind, associated condition, universal condition and ripening condition.

2. What is the fifth power?
(a) Diligence.
(b) Mindfulness.
(c) Faith in something reliable.
(d) Insight or wisdom.

3. What must we realize about everything?
(a) It is often a part of the self.
(b) It has a separate self.
(c) It is empty of a separate self.
(d) It is part of the self.

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

5. Hanh suggests meditating mindfully on what parts of the body?
(a) The organs.
(b) The inner parts.
(c) The outer parts.
(d) Each part.

6. What isthe third of the Five Faculties?
(a) Diligence.
(b) Faith in something reliable.
(c) Mindfulness.
(d) Insight or wisdom.

7. Hanh asks us to practice transformation by what?
(a) Deep meditation and deep passion.
(b) Deep looking and deep touching.
(c) Deep thinking and deep meditation.
(d) Deep thinking and deep action.

8. Why is life span an illusion?
(a) A human life span is longer.
(b) No one knows his or her life span.
(c) No one's life span is the same.
(d) We have never been born and we never die.

9. What does form include?
(a) Our five senses.
(b) Our body.
(c) Our body and five sense organs.
(d) Our emotions.

10. Right livelihood is what?
(a) Individual.
(b) Unique.
(c) Collective.
(d) Unusual.

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

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

13. Investigation and allowing things to reveal themselves expands what?
(a) Our boundaries.
(b) Our possibilities.
(c) Our peace.
(d) Our joy.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is vedana?

2. Mindfulness, investigation of phenomena, diligence, joy, ease, concentration and letting go are the seven factors of what?

3. While Dharma is compassion, understanding and love, to realize it we need a _____________, or community and elements which support our practice.

4. How can we apply the teachings?

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

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