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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. It is vital to keep our bodies, hearts and minds open to truth rather than what?
(a) Misunderstanding.
(b) Comparing the teachings to what we already believe.
(c) Ignoring the truth.
(d) Lies.

2. Right thinking leads to what?
(a) Right Intelligence.
(b) Right Activities.
(c) Right Diligence.
(d) Right Praying.

3. What is selective concentration?
(a) Focusing on one object, ignoring everything else.
(b) We accept some of what comes our way.
(c) We accept whatever comes along, dwelling in the present and remaining clear.
(d) We accept little of what comes our way.

4. Right thinking is known as what?
(a) The speech of our mind.
(b) Our innate beliefs.
(c) The rights of our mind.
(d) The thoughts in our mind.

5. What is the second turning?
(a) Acceptance.
(b) Ignorance.
(c) Realization.
(d) Encouragement.

Short Answer Questions

1. Buddha taught of _______________, where our ideas and concepts are extinguished.

2. The Buddha said, "My teaching is like a finger pointing to the moon. Do not mistake _______ ."

3. What are the initial thought and development of it, respectively?

4. Buddhism is a practice to help what?

5. What does the wheel of Dharma teach?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What leads to the path of Right Action?

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

4. What is Right Mindfulness?

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

6. What is Right Diligence or Effort?

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

8. What are two of the Miracles of Mindfulness? What is the importance of the first four Miracles of Mindfulness?

9. What is used to understand the Four Noble Truths?

10. How can one avoid unwholesome thoughts? How can one touch the seeds of joy and peace and transform our suffering?

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