The Illuminated Rumi Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through We Have Opened You.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rumi states that "the human shape is a _______ made of distraction and pain, trying to open the image of itself."
(a) Sphere.
(b) Ghost.
(c) Circle.
(d) Bowl.

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

3. Rumi notes there is only one search in the world: "___________ this world is wandering that..."
(a) Breathing.
(b) Knowing.
(c) Living.
(d) Wandering.

4. Rumi compares daily spiritual practice to continuing to knock at a ___________ to eventually contact the joy inside.
(a) Rock.
(b) Door.
(c) Tree.
(d) Window.

5. Rumi speaks of the surrendering to __________ which brings light to all one's flaws, within one of his poems.
(a) Love.
(b) Truth.
(c) Timelessness.
(d) Innocence.

Short Answer Questions

1. The writer continues to tell the reader to keep working, searching for __________ in the daily practice.

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

3. Barks talks in his commentary about the mysterious "________" in the poem, though he defines it differently.

4. Then, according to Rumi, the student felt love and became the __________ cast by the light of the teacher.

5. The poet notes that he is nothing, not from an origin story, not body or __________, according to the writing.

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