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, usually.
(c) No.
(d) Yes, sometimes.

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

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

4. What are the Three Doors of Liberation, opened by the Three Dharma Seals?
(a) Peace, quiet, and calm.
(b) Love, joy, and happiness.
(c) Emptiness, signlessness and aimlessness.
(d) Fear, suffering, and hate.

5. The Five Faculties are powers that can help us do what?
(a) Understand paradise.
(b) Generate the energy in ourselves to be in paradise.
(c) Find paradise.
(d) Accept the present.

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

7. We can look deeply into the Five Aggregates, and remember the reality of what?
(a) Life.
(b) Birth and death.
(c) Joy and suffering.
(d) No-birth and no-death.

8. Our anger or despair is connected to what?
(a) Consistent and continuous practice.
(b) Development.
(c) Someone or some thing.
(d) Creative force, concurrent condition, seed condition of the same kind, associated condition, universal condition and ripening condition.

9. While Dharma is compassion, understanding and love, to realize it we need a _____________, or community and elements which support our practice.
(a) Sangha.
(b) Sangia.
(c) Sanskrit.
(d) Syria.

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

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

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

13. Mindfulness, investigation of phenomena, diligence, joy, ease, concentration and letting go are the seven factors of what?
(a) The Four Noble Truths.
(b) The Wheel of Dharma.
(c) Sangha.
(d) Awakening or enlightenment.

14. Incorrect perceptions are conditioned by the afflictions in us of what?
(a) Crazing, hatred, anger, and pain.
(b) Fear, hurt, pain, and uncertainty.
(c) Ignorance, craving, hatred, anger, and jealousy.
(d) Ignorance, fear, hurt, and pain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Sarvastivada school's first condition requires what?

2. Happiness and beauty lie where?

3. Looking beyond signs means what?

4. What does nonself say?

5. What is signlessness?

(see the answer keys)

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