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. Does impermanence cause suffering?
(a) Yes, always.
(b) Yes, sometimes.
(c) No.
(d) Yes, usually.

2. What is the second of the Five Faculties?
(a) Insight or wisdom.
(b) Mindfulness.
(c) Faith in something reliable.
(d) Diligence.

3. Practicing _________________ transforms our habit energies and recognizes the sameness of everything and everyone.
(a) Dynamics.
(b) Contrasts.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Equanimity.

4. What is signlessness?
(a) Confusion.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Feelings of loss.
(d) Signs are deception and illusion.

5. How can we apply the teachings?
(a) Through our words.
(b) Through our thoughts.
(c) Through our actions.
(d) Through our meditation.

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

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

9. What is the first of the Five Faculties?
(a) Insight or wisdom.
(b) Mindfulness.
(c) Faith in something reliable.
(d) Diligence.

10. What is a paramita?
(a) An imperfect being.
(b) A fear.
(c) A parasite.
(d) Perfection or perfect realization.

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

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

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

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

15. We will see layers of causes and conditions, and can now stop ingesting the nutriments causing our suffering by practicing what as a guide?
(a) Right View, Right Thinking, Right Speech, and Right Livelihood.
(b) Right Livelihood, Mindfulness, Right Thinking, and Right View.
(c) Right Concentration, Right View, Right Livelihood and Right Action.
(d) Right Speech, Right Action and Right Livelihood, with Mindfulness Training.

Short Answer Questions

1. Holiness is within us when?

2. What is the second, shila paramita?

3. Awakening is always available to us and needs only what?

4. Hanh suggests meditating mindfully on what parts of the body?

5. Right livelihood is what?

(see the answer keys)

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