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

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

3. Finding a way to earn a living that does not conflict with love and compassion can do what?
(a) Either bring joy or suffering.
(b) Bring peace and quiet.
(c) Either bring pain or fear.
(d) Bring joy and peace.

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

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

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

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

8. What are the Five Aggregates?
(a) Consciousness, feelings, form, time, and space.
(b) Form, space, time, shape, and feelings.
(c) Mental formations, feelings, form, space, and consciousness.
(d) Form, feelings, perceptions, mental formations and consciousness.

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

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

11. Emptiness must be _____________, not just as philosophy.
(a) Remembered.
(b) Memorized.
(c) Forgotten.
(d) Practiced.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Sarvastivada school defined how many conditions?

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

3. Practicing impermanence helps us do what?

4. Why is life span an illusion?

5. What is the third of the five mindfulness trainings?

(see the answer keys)

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