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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. Right Speech is speaking how?
(a) Quietly and infrequently.
(b) Truthfully, no matter how painful it may be.
(c) Truthfully, not with a forked tongue, not cruelly or slanderously and not exaggeration.
(d) Compassionately, in a way not to hurt others.

2. Many have embraced suffering for two thousand years as the primary principle of Buddhism, but Buddha taught us to recognize what and suffering?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Fear.
(c) Pain.
(d) Joy.

3. The first four miracles of mindfulness belong to the first aspect of meditation known as __________.
(a) Sithartha.
(b) Samantha.
(c) Shamatha.
(d) Shamhara.

4. Whatever we think will make us happy can often be what?
(a) Obstacles to happiness.
(b) A part of happiness.
(c) Paths to happiness.
(d) Makes us happy.

5. The fifth Mindfulness training is associated with what?
(a) Personal responsibility.
(b) Sexual responsibility.
(c) Ingesting healthy foods.
(d) What foods to avoid.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hanh feels we need to be mindful of what?

2. We must practice what to understand the Four Noble Truths?

3. In our consciousness we have ___________________ seeds, or roots that we can identify with mindfulness.

4. The first practice,______________________, is a deep understanding of the four Noble Truths of suffering, the making of it, the fact that it can be transformed, and its transformation.

5. "_______________ is at the heart of Buddha's teachings."

Short Essay Questions

1. What leads to the path of Right Action?

2. For what does the author ask?

3. What is Right Mindfulness?

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

5. What is the Right View?

6. What does Buddha say about suffering and nirvana?

7. What is Right Diligence or Effort?

8. Describe the third turning of the wheel of Dharma.

9. Why does Siddhartha Gutama sit under a bodhi tree? What happens while he is sitting here?

10. What is the third turning?

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