The Illuminated Rumi Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. _______ was sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt , gradually came to power there, and made a complicated trade route.
(a) Jacob.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Esau.
(d) Joseph.

2. Rumi uses the metaphor of being sent to do a task by a King, and forgetting in the poem "The _____ Work".
(a) Easy.
(b) Fun.
(c) Hard.
(d) Real.

3. In one of the poems Rumi states, "We are charlatans... or maybe just a ______ hair brush in a painter's hand."
(a) Goat's.
(b) Dog's.
(c) Horse's.
(d) Camel's.

4. Rumi asserts in his poems that "the miracle of ______ is himself, not what he said or did about the future."
(a) Gandhi.
(b) Muhammad.
(c) Jesus.
(d) Buddha.

5. Who is the spiritual leader who is approached in order to see how a person might be coaxed into learning?
(a) Rumi.
(b) Ramakrishna.
(c) Bawa.
(d) Shams.

Short Answer Questions

1. Since the reed was cut from the bed, it has made a ___________ sound, according to the description by Rumi.

2. Rumi lived most of his life in ______ Turkey which at the time was a great meeting place for many different cultures.

3. Rumi describes a ______ that wakes up one day to discover that he is "the entire vineyard, and the orchard too."

4. Rumi urges the reader to let go of the _____, the covering clothes, and to be naked in the world, according to his writing.

5. Rumi gives advice about how to deal with hardship, "The cure for the ______ is in the pain. Good and bad are mixed."

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