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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. Our views are perception at the top and mind, or _____________________.
(a) Sout at the top.
(b) Mind at the bottom.
(c) Spirit at the bottom.
(d) Spirit at the top.

2. With what does the Discourse on Turning the Wheel of the Dharma have to do?
(a) Slowly help one to understand suffering.
(b) Recognizing suffering and transforming it into "mindfulness, compassion, peace and liberation."
(c) Randomly choosing the path one should take.
(d) It compares the Wheel of Dharma to the Wheel of Fortune.

3. Which turning of the Fourth Noble Truth is the recognition that we are practicing to transform our difficulties and ceasing to ingest pain-causing nutriments?
(a) The third.
(b) The second.
(c) The first.
(d) The fourth.

4. What concentration aims at complete liberation?
(a) Absolutmundane.
(b) Supramundane.
(c) Supermundane.
(d) Neomundane.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What example of being present and mindful does the author use, which gives the work merit?

3. Generosity, sharing, cultivating love and kindness, and living simply, taking no more than our share, is what?

4. What does it mean to look deeply?

5. Right speech is based on what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How should one speak the truth?

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

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

4. What is the Right View?

5. What is the purpose of this section?

6. How is Buddha important as one of the three jewels of refuge?

7. How is conscious or mindful breathing important?

8. What is Dharmakaya?

9. Describe a second paramita.

10. What is a misunderstanding about suffering?

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