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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Those who do not wake to the truth, according to Rumi, are those who do not embrace the beauty of __________.
(a) God.
(b) Light.
(c) Lessons.
(d) Nature.

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

3. ______ means the sun, and Rumi often referred to him in his poetry which he began writing after his friend's death.
(a) Solomon.
(b) Shams.
(c) Moses.
(d) Shiraz.

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

5. "Sufis adore the darkness of the deep night, like the blackness of the ______ cloth, when conversation with the divine is easiest."
(a) Temple.
(b) Pillow.
(c) Cotton.
(d) Kaaba.

6. 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) Lower.
(b) Outer.
(c) Inner.
(d) Surface.

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

8. Rumi notes there is nothing worse than going to ______ without another person, the vague 'you.'
(a) Walk along the street.
(b) Eat.
(c) Read.
(d) Pray.

9. Whose table is spread with better food when a person fasts, according to Rumi?
(a) Jesus'.
(b) Allah's.
(c) Jehovah's.
(d) Muhammad's.

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

11. Rumi suggests not doing the work God sent you for is "like using a priceless Indian _____ to cut rotten meat."
(a) Spear.
(b) Sword.
(c) Hatchet.
(d) Knife.

12. The destination may be unclear for __________ understanding, according to Rumi, but one should walk anyway.
(a) Animal.
(b) Childlike.
(c) Better.
(d) Human.

13. Rumi relishes things like walking, meditation, and fasting as they help to bring a person into ____________.
(a) A new love.
(b) Themselves.
(c) The moment.
(d) The connection with God.

14. Rumi uses the metaphor of being sent to do a task by a King, and forgetting in the poem "The _____ Work".
(a) Hard.
(b) Easy.
(c) Real.
(d) Fun.

15. Rumi describes the journey a person must make as drinking ______ like water and eating sunset, in his poems.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Dawn.
(c) Truth.
(d) Moonshine.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Every day, Rumi says, people wake up with _________, but they need to continue to walk their spiritual path.

4. Rumi asks the reader to let their _______ move them, playing music instead of reading as they go along.

5. Love is more than an old study of _________, according to the writing of Rumi in this section.

(see the answer keys)

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