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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through There Is a Breathing.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Rumi's students saw ______ as a madman and he was eventually forced out of the area.
(a) Bestami.
(b) Muhammad.
(c) Shams.
(d) Balkh.

3. Not doing the work God sent you for is the equivalent of "using a _____ bowl to cook turnips in.
(a) Iron.
(b) Silver.
(c) Jeweled.
(d) Gold.

4. The ________ breath brings a presence, through the head to the heart, with a mantra, "God alone is real."
(a) Truth.
(b) Quiet.
(c) Inward.
(d) Outward.

5. Rumi states "This _____ began in some other tavern. When I get back around to that place I will be completely sober."
(a) Binge.
(b) Drunkeness.
(c) Ecstasy.
(d) Lethargy.

Short Answer Questions

1. The _________ represents the imagination where the spiritual journey takes place, according to Rumi.

2. In the poem "The Prophets" the people wonder "How long should we keep pounding this cold _____?"

3. The "___" is an illusion, according to Rumi, and this is why this part needs to be removed from the experience.

4. When Rumi regained consciousness, he stated that _______ was the greater because he realized the breadth of God.

5. In a poem, Rumi asks the lion of the ________ to roar and rend open the writer, according to the content of the poem.

(see the answer key)

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