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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In one poem, Rumi begins to describe two lovers who are ___________ and drinking water.
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Dancing.
(c) Walking.
(d) Singing.

5. Rumi challenges us to "work in the ______ world as hard as we do in the visible" and to "be a companion with the prophets."
(a) Invisible.
(b) Infinite.
(c) Loving.
(d) Spiritual world.

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

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

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

9. 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) Nefertiti.
(c) Zuleikha.
(d) Zulu.

10. In one of the poems Rumi states, "We are charlatans... or maybe just a ______ hair brush in a painter's hand."
(a) Horse's.
(b) Dog's.
(c) Camel's.
(d) Goat's.

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

12. Rumi describes paying attention to the breath and letting go of the _______ with outward breaths.
(a) Self.
(b) Love.
(c) Fears.
(d) Attachments.

13. Rumi's poetry can be thought of as a conversation with _______, a discussion of what it is to be together in God.
(a) St. Francis.
(b) Shams.
(c) Muhammad.
(d) Moses.

14. The pull of love is something Rumi compares to a ________, urging the reader to realize learning is about more than just books.
(a) River.
(b) Bugle.
(c) Lute.
(d) Reed.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The _____________ who are there in the orchard do not matter, according to Rumi, along with the light and the wine.

2. Rumi suggests that "sitting in hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid of our own ________."

3. Rumi sent his son _______ to bring back his exiled companion. He was found playing cards with the future St. Francis of Assisi.

4. "______ think they're looking for each other, but there's only one search: wandering the world."

5. Rumi encourages the reader to be the __________ nearest the thorn that he is, according to his writing.

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