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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. What example of being present and mindful does the author use, which gives the work merit?
(a) Taking care of a family.
(b) Feeding animals.
(c) Washing dishes.
(d) Volunteering our time.

2. The Buddha said, "My teaching is like a finger pointing to the moon. Do not mistake _______ ."
(a) The moon for the finger.
(b) The finger for the moon.
(c) The pointing of the finger.
(d) My teaching for pointing.

3. Another misunderstanding is that our suffering is caused by ________________.
(a) Love.
(b) Buddha.
(c) Sin.
(d) Craving.

4. Are rightness and wrongness subjective?
(a) Sometimes.
(b) Usually.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

5. What is the fourth nutriment?
(a) Meditation.
(b) Real food.
(c) Consciousness.
(d) Right Speaking.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fourth practice of Right Diligence?

2. To whom does the author suggest going and showing your pain?

3. What does the author believe is perhaps responsible for much of our pain?

4. After experiencing perfect awakening, the Buddha had to do what?

5. Another reminder, "Hello, habit energy," reminds us to do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the first two turnings of the wheel of Dharma.

2. What is the fifth Mindfulness training? What does Hanh say about alcohol in this section?

3. What is the Right View?

4. What does Right Action mean?

5. What did Siddhartha Gutama teach?

6. What is active concentration?

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

8. What is the Fourth Noble Truth?

9. What are the four nutriments? Describe these nutriments.

10. What is suffering?

(see the answer keys)

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