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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The _____ in which Joseph sits in darkness at the bottom of is recognized as a visionary place.
(a) Cave.
(b) Cellar.
(c) Well.
(d) House.

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

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

7. Joseph gives his Egyptian shirt to his ______ to lay over the eyes of Jacob, whose vision is then restored.
(a) Brothers.
(b) Sisters.
(c) Father.
(d) Mother.

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

9. The journey is a practice of ____________, rather than studying or learning with logic from the mind.
(a) Falling.
(b) Jumping.
(c) Practicing.
(d) Experiencing.

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

11. ______ was killed on December 5, 1247, after being exiled and returning on several different occasions.
(a) Moses.
(b) Shiraz.
(c) Shams.
(d) Bestami.

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

13. Rumi suggests that people listen to his message with the ear that is in the center of the _______.
(a) Forehead.
(b) Stomach.
(c) Chest.
(d) Feet.

14. Rumi describes a ______ that wakes up one day to discover that he is "the entire vineyard, and the orchard too."
(a) Snake.
(b) Bird.
(c) Ferret.
(d) Worm.

15. Rumi's students saw ______ as a madman and he was eventually forced out of the area.
(a) Bestami.
(b) Shams.
(c) Balkh.
(d) Muhammad.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi suggests that human beings are like "some weird kind of ______ that wants to stay melted in the furnace."

2. Not doing the work God sent you for is the equivalent of "using a _____ bowl to cook turnips in.

3. Rumi states, in "The Prophets" no one knows if the _______ will sink or reach the harbor.

4. Fullness _______ the soul, while emptiness frees it, according to the writing of Rumi in the poem.

5. Since the reed was cut from the bed, it has made a ___________ sound, according to the description by Rumi.

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