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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. "Sufis adore the darkness of the deep night, like the blackness of the ______ cloth, when conversation with the divine is easiest."
2. Rumi notes that the miracle of Jesus is ______, not what he did or said about the future, according to the poems.
3. In the poem "The Prophets" the people wonder "How long should we keep pounding this cold _____?"
4. Rumi describes the journey a person must make as drinking ______ like water and eating sunset, in his poems.
5. Shams asks Rumi who is greater, Muhammad the messenger of God, or ______ a mystic who claimed to be one with God.
6. Rumi compares daily spiritual practice to continuing to knock at a ___________ to eventually contact the joy inside.
7. Rumi believes humans have an inherent instinct to be on a ___________, just a a bird is driven to fly.
8. Rumi points out that while others are laughing and dancing, there are few who will hear the ________ hidden within the notes.
9. Rumi gives advice about how to deal with hardship, "The cure for the ______ is in the pain. Good and bad are mixed."
10. The story of Joseph focuses on the loss of his _____ of many colors that has false blood on it to convince people of his death.
11. The _____________ who are there in the orchard do not matter, according to Rumi, along with the light and the wine.
12. The _________ represents the imagination where the spiritual journey takes place, according to Rumi.
13. Rumi's mystical work was contained within the patterns of ______ Sufism but the life was witness to the boundless universality of the heart.
14. Rumi asserts in his poems that "the miracle of ______ is himself, not what he said or did about the future."
15. Rumi states, in "The Prophets" no one knows if the _______ will sink or reach the harbor.
Short Answer Questions
1. Rumi met his companion Shams of _______ , described as a "street boddhisattva", in the marketplace.
2. Rumi encourages the reader to be the __________ nearest the thorn that he is, according to his writing.
3. The journey is a practice of ____________, rather than studying or learning with logic from the mind.
4. Rumi describes paying attention to the breath and letting go of the _______ with outward breaths.
5. Rumi states that "the human shape is a _______ made of distraction and pain, trying to open the image of itself."
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