|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The destination may be unclear for __________ understanding, according to Rumi, but one should walk anyway.
2. 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?
(a) A promise for truth.
(d) Fish soup.
3. Rumi doesn't want "wealth and position." He suggests that in this matter he is "______ resisting the most enormous magnet there is."
4. Whose table is spread with better food when a person fasts, according to Rumi?
5. Rumi states, in "The Prophets" no one knows if the _______ will sink or reach the harbor.
6. Rumi suggests that "sitting in hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid of our own ________."
7. Rumi states that "the human shape is a _______ made of distraction and pain, trying to open the image of itself."
8. In one of the poems, ______ cuts open a fish and discovers a gold ring. Omar storms in to kill the prophet.
9. Rumi asks when seeing the birds flying in frenzied patterns whether the one he _______ is everywhere.
10. Rumi was able to take all the usual existential issues that human beings face on a daily basis and change them to ______.
11. The writer continues to tell the reader to keep working, searching for __________ in the daily practice.
12. Rumi realizes that in all of his searching, he has actually been waiting to be _________ as opposed to brought inside.
(a) Let out.
13. The pull of love is something Rumi compares to a ________, urging the reader to realize learning is about more than just books.
14. Rumi points out that while others are laughing and dancing, there are few who will hear the ________ hidden within the notes.
15. Rumi compares daily spiritual practice to continuing to knock at a ___________ to eventually contact the joy inside.
Short Answer Questions
1. From talking to a ______ to eating cabbage broth, Rumi says that the tasks of everyday life bring a person into a spiritual realm.
2. The poet quotes Muhammad in one of the poems, saying that he will come take a person before _________.
3. Rumi met his companion Shams of _______ , described as a "street boddhisattva", in the marketplace.
4. Rumi slipped back into what ______ the Greek called the whole catastrophe as a living example of another possibility for life.
5. Those who do not wake to the truth, according to Rumi, are those who do not embrace the beauty of __________.
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