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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through I Have Such a Teacher.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The poet says the he would die into _______, as clouds might disappear into the sun, according to his writings.
(a) Bliss.
(b) Love.
(c) Shams.
(d) The moon.

2. According to the book, when Rumi realized the greatness of Shams, he fell off his _______ unconscious.
(a) Horse.
(b) Elephant.
(c) Donkey.
(d) Camel.

3. Rumi suggests that "sitting in hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid of our own ________."
(a) Love.
(b) Smallness.
(c) Immortality.
(d) Immensity.

4. Rumi points out that while others are laughing and dancing, there are few who will hear the ________ hidden within the notes.
(a) Beliefs.
(b) Treasures.
(c) Chants.
(d) Secrets.

5. Rumi became joyous, and then died, and then became a fool, according to his writing, and then became scattered _________.
(a) Pebbles.
(b) Water.
(c) Smoke.
(d) Thought.

Short Answer Questions

1. In one of the poems, ______ cuts open a fish and discovers a gold ring. Omar storms in to kill the prophet.

2. Rumi realizes that in all of his searching, he has actually been waiting to be _________ as opposed to brought inside.

3. Whose table is spread with better food when a person fasts, according to Rumi?

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

5. Rumi sent his son _______ to bring back his exiled companion. He was found playing cards with the future St. Francis of Assisi.

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