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. "Mindfulness always arises in the context of a relationship with ______________________."
(a) Ourselves.
(b) Other people.
(c) Ourselves, other people or things.
(d) Things.

2. What are the three jewels of refuge in Buddhism?
(a) The Buddha, the Truths, and the Seals.
(b) The Truths, Seals, and Sangha.
(c) The Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
(d) The Dharma, Sangha, and Seals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is vedana?

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

3. What is the first of the Five Faculties?

4. Looking beyond signs means what?

5. We can look deeply into the Five Aggregates, and remember the reality of what?

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