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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Rumi's "story gets told in various ways" including all of the following except________. He recommends that others not get too close to him.
(a) A dirty joke.
(b) A funeral.
(c) A romance.
(d) A war.

3. Rumi states, in "The Prophets" no one knows if the _______ will sink or reach the harbor.
(a) Person.
(b) Car.
(c) Camel.
(d) Vessel.

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

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

6. Rumi believes humans have an inherent instinct to be on a ___________, just a a bird is driven to fly.
(a) Branch.
(b) House.
(c) Mission.
(d) Journey.

7. Rumi refers to the field that develops between the formless source and form ______ a personified image.
(a) The father.
(b) The friend.
(c) The daughter.
(d) The mother.

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

9. Jelaluddin Rumi was born in the remote town of _______ in what is now Afghanistan.
(a) Bestami.
(b) Konya.
(c) Balkh.
(d) Anatolia.

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

11. Rumi gives advice about how to deal with hardship, "The cure for the ______ is in the pain. Good and bad are mixed."
(a) Disease.
(b) Love.
(c) Pain.
(d) Depression.

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

13. Rumi urges the reader to let go of the _____, the covering clothes, and to be naked in the world, according to his writing.
(a) Brain.
(b) Outcome.
(c) Heart.
(d) Truth.

14. Rumi instructs us to "consider what the prophets have done. ______ wore fire for an anklet, Moses spoke to the sea."
(a) David.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Solomon.
(d) Abraham.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi suggests "My _____ is from elsewhere. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home."

2. Rumi notes there is nothing worse than going to ______ without another person, the vague 'you.'

3. _______ was sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt , gradually came to power there, and made a complicated trade route.

4. _________, according to Rumi, will tend to accumulate while the real work is going on elsewhere.

5. The ________ breath brings a presence, through the head to the heart, with a mantra, "God alone is real."

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