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

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

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

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

5. The ____________ Dharma seals of Buddha's teaching are: impermanence, nonself and nirvana.
(a) Five.
(b) Six.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

6. What does form include?
(a) Our body.
(b) Our five senses.
(c) Our emotions.
(d) Our body and five sense organs.

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. Impermanence and nonself are _____________.
(a) Unique.
(b) Unusual.
(c) Different.
(d) The same.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Our true home, and paradise, are where?

3. What is the second of the Five Faculties?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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