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

2. What is the foundation of Buddhism?
(a) The Twelve Links of Interdependent Co-Arising.
(b) Suffering.
(c) The Four Noble Truths.
(d) Enlightenment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Awakening is always available to us and needs only what?
(a) Faith.
(b) Favorable conditions.
(c) Buddha.
(d) Joy.

10. 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.

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

12. What does nonself say?
(a) Nothing is connecte to anything else.
(b) No one is connected to anyone else.
(c) Things are not connected to beings.
(d) Everything is connected with everything else.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the second of the five mindfulness trainings?

2. The first of the five mindfulness trainings is what?

3. "Mindfulness always arises in the context of a relationship with ______________________."

4. Energy is the result of what?

5. When we recognize suffering and look deeply into it, we are practicing what?

(see the answer keys)

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