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

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

3. When people do not seem to love and understand us, what must we do?
(a) Be patient.
(b) Be more loving and understanding.
(c) Forget them.
(d) Ignore them.

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

5. "All suffering is born from ________________."
(a) Our parents.
(b) Original sin.
(c) Wrong perceptions.
(d) Mistakes.

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

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

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

9. What is the second of the five mindfulness trainings?
(a) To protect children and adults from sexual abuse and preserve happiness.
(b) Protection of the lives of humans, animals and nature.
(c) Perfection of the five mindfulness trainings.
(d) Prevent exploitation by humans of nature and others, and generosity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Nirvana is what?

2. Happiness and beauty lie where?

3. What are the three jewels of refuge in Buddhism?

4. Mindfulness, investigation of phenomena, diligence, joy, ease, concentration and letting go are the seven factors of what?

5. What is vedana?

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