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Nhat Hanh
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hanh feels we need to be mindful of what?
(a) Our actions.
(b) Our well-being and happiness.
(c) Our thoughts.
(d) Our words.

2. Are any views the absolute truth?
(a) Yes, some.
(b) No.
(c) Yes, only a few.
(d) Yes, many.

3. While mindfully breathing, what does the author suggest be done?
(a) A place of refuge should be created.
(b) Feelings should be identified.
(c) Suffering should be forgotten.
(d) Our suffering should be transformed.

4. Conscious breathing is an important link between what?
(a) Mind and body.
(b) Body and soul.
(c) Ourselves and others.
(d) Mind and beliefs.

5. Hanh suggests reframing the four Noble Truths, replacing "cessation" with what?
(a) Beginning.
(b) Well-being.
(c) Ending.
(d) Stopping.

Short Answer Questions

1. "To practice social justice and non-exploitation, we have to use __________________."

2. Mindful breathing, walking, smiling and looking can stop what?

3. What is the third turning?

4. The third Mindfulness training is about what?

5. Buddha claimed to have gone to the end of the path of suffering and gained what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the first stage of the Third Noble Truth and the second turning.

2. What are vitark and vichara? When are they no longer present?

3. What is the practice of the Five Mindfulness Trainings?

4. What does Right Action mean?

5. What comes with right diligence and mindfulness training?

6. What does Buddha think of perception?

7. What is selective concentration?

8. What does Hahn suggest we do about our habit energies?

9. Why do we suffer?

10. For how long does Buddha teach the Eightfold Path?

(see the answer keys)

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