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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rumi slipped back into what ______ the Greek called the whole catastrophe as a living example of another possibility for life.
(a) Zappa.
(b) Zorba.
(c) Tabriz.
(d) Manos.

2. Since the reed was cut from the bed, it has made a ___________ sound, according to the description by Rumi.
(a) Joyful.
(b) Angry.
(c) Mysterious.
(d) Crying.

3. Sufis are loved the world over for reminding us that the glory is our ______ reality and the opposite is a kind of language for expressing it.
(a) Inner.
(b) Lower.
(c) Surface.
(d) Outer.

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

5. According to the book, Rumi lived by the idea that _______ is the religion instead of being tied to a particular paradigm.
(a) Thought.
(b) Abstinence.
(c) Love.
(d) Prayer.

6. Rumi states, in "The Prophets" no one knows if the _______ will sink or reach the harbor.
(a) Person.
(b) Vessel.
(c) Car.
(d) Camel.

7. The writer continues to tell the reader to keep working, searching for __________ in the daily practice.
(a) Women.
(b) Love.
(c) Water.
(d) Answers.

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

9. Rumi encourages the reader to be the __________ nearest the thorn that he is, according to his writing.
(a) Rose.
(b) Holly.
(c) Bush.
(d) Ivy.

10. Rumi instructs us to "consider what the prophets have done. ______ wore fire for an anklet, Moses spoke to the sea."
(a) Abraham.
(b) Solomon.
(c) Joseph.
(d) David.

11. Rumi challenges us to "work in the ______ world as hard as we do in the visible" and to "be a companion with the prophets."
(a) Infinite.
(b) Spiritual world.
(c) Loving.
(d) Invisible.

12. Rumi asks the reader to let their _______ move them, playing music instead of reading as they go along.
(a) Friends.
(b) Soul.
(c) Intuition.
(d) Truth.

13. Who is the spiritual leader who is approached in order to see how a person might be coaxed into learning?
(a) Rumi.
(b) Shams.
(c) Bawa.
(d) Ramakrishna.

14. In one of the poems Rumi states, "We are charlatans... or maybe just a ______ hair brush in a painter's hand."
(a) Camel's.
(b) Dog's.
(c) Goat's.
(d) Horse's.

15. Rumi doesn't want "wealth and position." He suggests that in this matter he is "______ resisting the most enormous magnet there is."
(a) Steel.
(b) Silver.
(c) Gold.
(d) Iron.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi notes there is nothing worse than going to ______ without another person, the vague 'you.'

2. The destination may be unclear for __________ understanding, according to Rumi, but one should walk anyway.

3. When Rumi died, he was mourned by members of all of the following religious groups except _______.

4. The poet quotes Muhammad in one of the poems, saying that he will come take a person before _________.

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

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