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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Love is more than an old study of _________, according to the writing of Rumi in this section.
(a) Sculpture.
(b) Religion.
(c) Honor.
(d) Art.

3. Rumi realizes that in all of his searching, he has actually been waiting to be _________ as opposed to brought inside.
(a) Let out.
(b) Devoured.
(c) Destroyed.
(d) Believed.

4. Rumi lived most of his life in ______ Turkey which at the time was a great meeting place for many different cultures.
(a) Bestami.
(b) Tabriz.
(c) Balkh.
(d) Konya,

5. _________, according to Rumi, will tend to accumulate while the real work is going on elsewhere.
(a) Connections.
(b) Truths.
(c) Coins.
(d) Trust.

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

7. "Sufis adore the darkness of the deep night, like the blackness of the ______ cloth, when conversation with the divine is easiest."
(a) Temple.
(b) Pillow.
(c) Kaaba.
(d) Cotton.

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

9. 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.

10. The poet notes that he is nothing, not from an origin story, not body or __________, according to the writing.
(a) Truth.
(b) Endings.
(c) Soul.
(d) Happiness.

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

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

13. Rumi suggests that human beings are like "some weird kind of ______ that wants to stay melted in the furnace."
(a) Silver.
(b) Gold.
(c) Lead.
(d) Iron.

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

15. From talking to a ______ to eating cabbage broth, Rumi says that the tasks of everyday life bring a person into a spiritual realm.
(a) Barber.
(b) Peasant.
(c) Spouse.
(d) Priest.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a man is approached by a person who wants to bring his reluctant cousin to a spiritual leader, what is used to convince the cousin?

2. The writer continues to tell the reader to keep working, searching for __________ in the daily practice.

3. 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.

4. Rumi notes there is only one search in the world: "___________ this world is wandering that..."

5. Rumi relishes things like walking, meditation, and fasting as they help to bring a person into ____________.

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