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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's "story gets told in various ways" including all of the following except________. He recommends that others not get too close to him.
(a) A dirty joke.
(b) A funeral.
(c) A romance.
(d) A war.

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

3. Fullness _______ the soul, while emptiness frees it, according to the writing of Rumi in the poem.
(a) Engages.
(b) Oppresses.
(c) Depletes.
(d) Fills.

4. The Egyptian woman that is in love with Joseph is known as _______, clings to his shirt and tears it from his back.
(a) Nefertiti.
(b) Zuleikha.
(c) Isis.
(d) Zulu.

5. The "___" is an illusion, according to Rumi, and this is why this part needs to be removed from the experience.
(a) I.
(b) Lesson.
(c) Correctedness.
(d) Truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi's students saw ______ as a madman and he was eventually forced out of the area.

2. Rumi notes that the miracle of Jesus is ______, not what he did or said about the future, according to the poems.

3. Rumi doesn't want "wealth and position." He suggests that in this matter he is "______ resisting the most enormous magnet there is."

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

5. A baby __________ hears a whistling and is thus driven to fly into the sky, according to Rumi.

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