|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Every day, Rumi says, people wake up with _________, but they need to continue to walk their spiritual path.
2. "Sufis adore the darkness of the deep night, like the blackness of the ______ cloth, when conversation with the divine is easiest."
3. Rumi suggests that "sitting in hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid of our own ________."
4. Rumi advises the reader to disappear with the _________ each month and to bend like a tree limb.
5. The "___" is an illusion, according to Rumi, and this is why this part needs to be removed from the experience.
6. Rumi notes there is nothing worse than going to ______ without another person, the vague 'you.'
(d) Walk along the street.
7. 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.
8. According to the book, the eye is for _______; the soul for joy. The head is for loving; the legs for running.
9. In a poem, Rumi asks the lion of the ________ to roar and rend open the writer, according to the content of the poem.
10. In one poem, Rumi begins to describe two lovers who are ___________ and drinking water.
11. Rumi doesn't want "wealth and position." He suggests that in this matter he is "______ resisting the most enormous magnet there is."
12. The journey is a practice of ____________, rather than studying or learning with logic from the mind.
13. 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.
14. Rumi states "This _____ began in some other tavern. When I get back around to that place I will be completely sober."
15. Anger is the main topic that Rumi explores in the poem entitled "A ______ Sky Hates the Moon."
Short Answer Questions
1. The pull of love is something Rumi compares to a ________, urging the reader to realize learning is about more than just books.
2. The Egyptian woman that is in love with Joseph is known as _______, clings to his shirt and tears it from his back.
3. In the poem "The Prophets" the people wonder "How long should we keep pounding this cold _____?"
4. Rumi met his companion Shams of _______ , described as a "street boddhisattva", in the marketplace.
5. Rumi instructs us to "consider what the prophets have done. ______ wore fire for an anklet, Moses spoke to the sea."
This section contains 471 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)