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. Each element of the Noble Eightfold Path is contained where?
(a) Within the others.
(b) In categories.
(c) In small groups.
(d) Individually.

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

3. "Mindfulness always arises in the context of a relationship with ______________________."
(a) Ourselves.
(b) Other people.
(c) Things.
(d) Ourselves, other people or things.

4. Holiness is within us when?
(a) We arrive at nirvana.
(b) We die.
(c) We are born.
(d) We live in harmony.

5. Like the relationship of a plant and the earth, when we take refuge in Buddha, ______________________.
(a) Buddha encourages us to take refuge in the self.
(b) Buddha remembers us.
(c) Buddha takes refuge in us.
(d) Buddha takes pride in us.

6. Our anger or despair is connected to 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.

7. Practicing impermanence helps us do what?
(a) Cherish what is around and inside us.
(b) Not care about those things around us.
(c) Forget the importance of those around us.
(d) Ignore suffering.

8. What are the three jewels of refuge in Buddhism?
(a) The Truths, Seals, and Sangha.
(b) The Dharma, Sangha, and Seals.
(c) The Buddha, the Truths, and the Seals.
(d) The Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

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

10. Nirvana is what?
(a) The first step to paradise.
(b) Unusual.
(c) Heaven.
(d) The ground of interbeing.

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

12. What is vedana?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Form.
(c) Thought.
(d) Feelings.

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

14. When we recognize suffering and look deeply into it, we are practicing what?
(a) Right Diligence, Right Action, Right Thoughtfulness, and Right View.
(b) Right Thinking, Right Thoughtfulness, Right Compassion, and Right Concentration.
(c) Right View, Right Thinking, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.
(d) Right Concentration, Right Contraction, Right Mindfulness, and Right Compassion.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a paramita?

2. "All suffering is born from ________________."

3. When people do not seem to love and understand us, what must we do?

4. What must we realize about everything?

5. Our true home, and paradise, are where?

(see the answer keys)

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