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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rumi describes paying attention to the breath and letting go of the _______ with outward breaths.
(a) Self.
(b) Love.
(c) Attachments.
(d) Fears.

2. In the poem "The Prophets" the people wonder "How long should we keep pounding this cold _____?"
(a) Gold.
(b) Lead.
(c) Iron.
(d) Silver.

3. Not doing the work God sent you for is the equivalent of "using a _____ bowl to cook turnips in.
(a) Jeweled.
(b) Silver.
(c) Iron.
(d) Gold.

4. The "___" is an illusion, according to Rumi, and this is why this part needs to be removed from the experience.
(a) Correctedness.
(b) Lesson.
(c) I.
(d) Truth.

5. _______ was sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt , gradually came to power there, and made a complicated trade route.
(a) Jesus.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Esau.
(d) Jacob.

6. Rumi's mystical work was contained within the patterns of ______ Sufism but the life was witness to the boundless universality of the heart.
(a) Christian.
(b) Islamic,
(c) Buddhist.
(d) Jain.

7. Every day, Rumi says, people wake up with _________, but they need to continue to walk their spiritual path.
(a) Rapture.
(b) Disbelief.
(c) Fear.
(d) Joy.

8. In one poem, Rumi begins to describe two lovers who are ___________ and drinking water.
(a) Singing.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Dancing.
(d) Walking.

9. The _________ represents the imagination where the spiritual journey takes place, according to Rumi.
(a) Closet.
(b) Orchard.
(c) Cave.
(d) Ocean.

10. The man compares himself to a __________ in the sunrise, saying that he is lost in his lover's reflection.
(a) Diamond.
(b) Sapphire.
(c) Ruby.
(d) Emerald.

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

12. The Egyptian woman that is in love with Joseph is known as _______, clings to his shirt and tears it from his back.
(a) Zulu.
(b) Nefertiti.
(c) Zuleikha.
(d) Isis.

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

14. When Rumi died, he was mourned by members of all of the following religious groups except _______.
(a) Muslims.
(b) Taoists.
(c) Jews.
(d) Christians

15. Barks reminds the reader about how often ______ is used as a piece of advice for calming one's self.
(a) Chanting.
(b) Walking.
(c) Breathing.
(d) Praying.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi asks when seeing the birds flying in frenzied patterns whether the one he _______ is everywhere.

2. Rumi gives a definition for what we are, "You are the strange business. You have the energy of the ______ in you."

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

4. Rumi suggests not doing the work God sent you for is "like using a priceless Indian _____ to cut rotten meat."

5. 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.

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