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

2. Rumi suggests "My _____ is from elsewhere. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home."
(a) Spirit.
(b) Mind.
(c) Body.
(d) Soul.

3. In one poem, Rumi begins to describe two lovers who are ___________ and drinking water.
(a) Dancing.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Singing.
(d) Walking.

4. Rumi met his companion Shams of _______ , described as a "street boddhisattva", in the marketplace.
(a) Bestami.
(b) Tabriz.
(c) Konya.
(d) Balkh.

5. Rumi was able to take all the usual existential issues that human beings face on a daily basis and change them to ______.
(a) Poetry.
(b) Light.
(c) Lessons.
(d) Pictures.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi slipped back into what ______ the Greek called the whole catastrophe as a living example of another possibility for life.

2. Rumi suggests that people listen to his message with the ear that is in the center of the _______.

3. The Egyptian woman that is in love with Joseph is known as _______, clings to his shirt and tears it from his back.

4. Rumi's mystical work was contained within the patterns of ______ Sufism but the life was witness to the boundless universality of the heart.

5. Rumi asserts in his poems that "the miracle of ______ is himself, not what he said or did about the future."

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