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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 war.
(c) A romance.
(d) A funeral.

2. Not doing the work God sent you to do is like "pounding a _____ of the finest tempering to hang things on."
(a) Nail.
(b) Knife.
(c) Spear.
(d) Sword.

3. The poet quotes Muhammad in one of the poems, saying that he will come take a person before _________.
(a) Birth.
(b) Death.
(c) Nightfall.
(d) Dawn.

4. The poet compares himself to a __________, stripped of its petals and of its leaves, within one of the poems.
(a) Daisy.
(b) Peony.
(c) Rose hip.
(d) Violet.

5. When Rumi regained consciousness, he stated that _______ was the greater because he realized the breadth of God.
(a) Balkh.
(b) Konya.
(c) Muhammad.
(d) Bestami.

Short Answer Questions

1. When asked how long he would remain in pain, Rumi answered that he was a _________ and his friend was the whole night.

2. __________ is the character Rumi describes as a metalworker, making new shapes out of locks and chains.

3. Anyone or anything that is loved reflects the lover's ____________, according to Barks in relation to the Sufis.

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

5. Rumi notes that everywhere a reader goes, they will perceive others as they themselves are, just as a _________ will ignore the amazing city of Baghdad.

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